Well it’s finally time to post pictures of what I did with the bead soup that Cheryl Foiles sent me. At first I was trying real hard to do something super different and fancy. After pondering on it i decided to make something that I would love to wear and that is usually more simple and straight forward. I love the feather pendant and all of the beads she sent, especially the czech glass and agate. I decided to make a long lariat using all of the beads she sent me and a few of my own. This is what I came up with.
I also had the beautiful carved tree agate from Cheryl and I wanted to really show it off. I kept it simple and wire wrapped stones all around it and added 2 types of chains and the spiral clasp that Cheryl sent me. So here are a few pictures of that. I haven’t been doing as much beading as I used to do but this was really fun. I have never before taken part of any kind of bead swap, soup, exchange or??…. I have enjoyed this a lot. I definitely know what I would do differently/better next time. That is, send more goodies to the recipient…. and be more varied on said goodies!! Anyhow, it’s been an interesting and fun challenge. I hope Cheryl had fun with what I sent her, can’t wait to see it! Thanks, Cheryl, and a big thatnks to Lori for all of her love, information and support for everyone that has taken part in this! What an accomplishment!! Awesome, girl! I hope to do this and other challenges in the future!