|Shocking Pink Swing|
Today is first revel in the newest installment of Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Hop Party. I'd like to introduce to you first off my Bead Soup Blog Hop Partner. Jane Michael Stallings creates unique Beadwork and if you check out her blog you'll find that her work is being used by the retro Japanese band JOSY. Jane Michael sent me an amazing group of beads, finding, clasp, cabochons, and a whole lot of other things to work with.
|Everything nicely labeled|
|Jane Michael made these cabochons for me to use in this challenge. The colors are just amazing AND they are also glow in the dark!|
|At this point, I began to work with design. My first attempt was to use the focal cabochon with an odd number of Rivolis for the central piece of the necklace.|
|The Polymer Clay cabochon has multiple layers of embellishment worked off the original Right Angle Weave cage.|
|The piece of quartz gives the whole necklace a counter weight which gives it a visual symmetry.|
This was a fun project to work on. I got to hone my RAW skills and worked with some components that are new out on the market. I just hope that Jane Michael enjoyed my challenge as much as I have the one she sent to me. Plus, I'll be able to wear this at night which will give it another special element as it does glow in the dark.
Now that you've seen my Bead Soup challenge and how I took a jar full of components and beads to create something unique, take some time and join me on the Bead Soup Blog Parry Hop and visit the more than 500 other blogs that will be revealed in three separate time frames.
As an additional incentive, Lori has created a special Pinterest board where we all have been encouraged to post our creations. There is going to be a judging with prizes. Luckily I have until 4/19 for that as I've had to take all my pictures with indoor lighting. HOPEFULLY, the weather will cooperate and I'll be able to take better pictures of Shocking Pink Swing later on.