I hope you have had an opportunity to check in with her blog and see all the amazing completed projects. I am pleased to be part of something so cool.
Here's the wonderful collection of beads my partner Lyn, of Lyn Foley.
Look at the amazing green beads she made! Isn't it great? She made the nine beads across the center.
The small green beads are chalk turquoise and the white strand is made up of lovely freshwater pearls.
I fell in love with the little bird clasp.
I am very pleased with my completed project, but let me tell you- It took a LOT to get there.
I originally had an entirely different concept, and was working with a very specific idea of what I wanted. I rarely work toward a goal like this, but I also rarely work with large glass beads such as Lyn's so I wanted a goal.
My concept drawing reflects a delicate and graceful vine with the focus entirely on Lyn's bead.
But here is where my lack of experience with large glass focal beads torpedoes my design.... Her bead was MUCH too heavy for the delicate vine. It literally pulled the vine right off my neck.... So I fought with that for a bit, and tried a couple of other ideas... Tried to rig a chain across the front, tried a different bead, tried finding beads for the vine end that would balance with her bead...
And got frustrated.
I didn't like any of the other ideas as much as my original vision...