So here is what I started off with. My Partner Janet McDonald, sent me such wonderful natural assortment. Janet made a really great wire hook clasp in a gold tone, and sent a beautiful HumbleBeads bird pendant, an assortment of wooden beads and glass beads in orange and blue to match the pendant. Thank you so much Janet! Check out Janet's Blog here.
Here is what I ended up with. I used brass wire and my brand new hammer to make links and a horizontal wire focal section to match the clasp that Janet sent along. Unfortunately, I broke the 2 blue beads that perfectly matched the Humblebeads Pendant. Whoops! ~~ That is when I added my own blue burst clay bead and blue wooden rhondelles to pick up the blue of the pendant. At first I had used a blue silk to form the body of the necklace, but I didn't think that the color quite matched, so while everyone in my area was running out to the grocery store to pick up goodies before the snow, I was at the bead store buying chain :-) I like it a lot better!
Don't forget to check out all the blogs. They are listed on Lori Anderson's Blog. Thanks so much for organizing this Lori! Tons of FUN!
Now it's time for me to shovel my way to the kiln shed, unload all the new bisque and spend my day glazing and reading every one's blogs. It has been a while since I have been able to catch up on my favorite blogs. I can't wait to see all the goodies!