It's finally here! I've been dying to show you this piece for some time now and had to keep it a big secret until today! The lovely Lori McDaniel Anderson is once again hosting a Bead Soup blog party and this time it's the Hoarders Edition (which is pretty appropriate for me). I was paired up with Amy Severino who sent me a beautiful fused glass pendant (by Jody Peterson) she'd been hoarding along with a pretty selection of beads:
Amy said she'd had this pendant in her stash for almost seven years and had looked at it hundreds of times with grand intentions but the piece just never made it to her beading table. She said she was a little sad to part with it, but she's a big fan of Lori's swaps and hops so in the spirit of the party she sent it. I'm sure hoping she likes what I did with her treasure.
I'm really not sure why the pendant read "spring flower" to me - maybe it was the sparks of pink and green in the glass. You know macrame is my thing, but to be a little daring I tried a sort of 3-D flower, then attached it to a ring to hold the pendant. It seemed to be missing something, so I added some macrame leaves (with the sparkly little beads down the centers) and presto!
This necklace is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Many thanks to Amy for the pendant and inspiration and to Lori for hosting these inspirational hops that bring so many artists together. Here's a peek at what I sent to Amy:
Amy's blog is at Amybeads - I can't wait to see what she did with the cute little Marla James owl I sent to her. I've loved this little guy for ages but just haven't ever found the right project for him.
I hope you'll join me to see what everyone else has made. Lori will have the list of participants up here. Happy hopping!!