As I said before, being a Prima Blogging Team Member is a fabulous thing! This month was pretty cool as far as what we were sent to work with. Laura at Prima asked us some in depth personal questions about what we like to create, what colors we like to use and the materials we like to create with. In doing this, she was able to send each of us a customized selection of beads and findings to use.
I've finished the first two pieces of many from my personal selection and wanted to share them with you:
The first necklace is using the 6mm Aqua rounds, along with a copper chain from my stash and my handmade etched copper and kiln-fired glass focal:
This is a simple and elegant style that is also very versatile.
The second piece I made is using the 2-Tone Green/Blue glass bead mix, copper daisies and washers from my stash, a lovely cut-out keyhole from Kristi Bowman Designs and a large handmade etched and colored copper heart focal:
The clasp is also handmade, and the whole piece was given a beautiful patina and tumbled in steel shot to burnish the finish and give it a lovely glow.
I'm really looking forward to finishing up a few more pieces this week and will post them soon!
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