First off The BEAD PARTY was hosted by Lori Anderson! <------- (click here to see her page) And what a GREAT idea!!
Today all eighty three (plus) participants get to see what everyone else has done with the big bead exchange! I am so excited to get this picture up, a bit late due to computer problems. The bead party picture is of my beads from Kristie Roeder. She sent me this beautiful focal and set of beads. I've used some of her beads along with some of my own, due to wanting a lighter look to the piece. I wire wrapped this with copper and handmade the clasp closure. Check Kristie out, she has some great focals on her page available!
What else have I been doing? I created this fun lighthearted cloud necklace with lamp work for my Granddaughter. It is meant to be sweet and young not much bling as she is only nine years old. I wire wrapped it with brass and also made the toggle clasp by hand.
On a personal note, I am saddened my former boss has lost her job- due to a failed store audit. She had a tumor the size of a grapefruit taken out. In her place a newbie manager had taken over for a short time *two months*. Because of his lack of running the store properly, the store failed the audit. We all had much respect and she was well loved by us all, such a shame when jobs are so hard to find. So, I have made her this necklace, out of my beloved collection of lamp work beads. I wire wrapped the whole piece with sterling silver and a lovely pewter focal from Green Girl Studios. She is a 'biker chick', and I felt she would just adore something like this!
I have also had a fractured tooth. I WAS QUEEN FOR A DAY!! Receiving a crown from the dental office! Along with camera problems.. I am finally back to blogging again!! Now I am off to look at all the bead party pictures!