As a reminder....here's what I sent Lisa (plus some round quartz, silver stardust rounds and a few strands of czech glass not pictured. I felt like my soup was a little....thin...needed some more ....'veggies', if ya get my drift) The oranges are some of my favorite beads and the focal was hand made glass discs.
Here is what Lisa from http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com sent! So beautiful, I cried. Yep - it's true. Tears.
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Let me start by saying this was a CHALLENGE. Not because I didn't have gorgeous soup - because HOLY CANNOLI! LOOK AT IT! I felt inadequate. I wasn't familiar with Czech glass and I was really becoming discouraged. But let me say this...... I am SO.PROUD. of the pieces I made. Seriously, I haven't been this proud in a LONG time. Lisa - I hope I did YOU proud!
One challenge I encountered was scale. Scale is the size of things and how they relate to each other. Typically, big things go with big things...little with little. Well, you'll notice that the coordinating beads are itty bitty while my gorgeous Owlivia (the ADORABLE owl) is a little... on the plus size. =) So, I was REALLY struggling to make it all work together until one day it hit me.... make 2 pieces. (And Lisa thought my biggest struggle would be working with copper...heh heh) I'll dig into these pieces a lot more, later. Without further delay...
The first piece features the beautiful itty bittys and the GORGEOUS clasp! I made the connector out of copper.
The second piece features my adorable Owlivia! I wired wrapped her (my first real wrapping experience) and made the clasp, carrying the theme of the flower through the clasp. =)
Then.... I needed earrings of course.....
For these little gems, I made the pins with the swirls on the bottom, to mimic the swirls on Owlivia.
AND I made these little guys - including the pin, ear wire and the flower on the bottom! Aren't they AWESOME!?!? (If I do say so, myself)
I had a little fun doing a selfie session with my new pieces.... enjoy! =)
|Too much? (both pieces on)|
|Not bad, kid!|
|Proud and SO GLAD I did this, again! Thanks, Lori!|
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