Ok! Here we go...
Here is the color grouping that I received.
Now, interestingly, when I got these I was stumped. Especially since the other part of my challenge was to use what was on hand, no purchasing. Par for the course, I needed to look at the colors, play with my beads, move things around, open/close things, sit and stare for awhile before inspiration hit. I thought about using wire, but that didn't feel right. I strung, re-strung, added, and took away before I was happy.
When Erin was putting this together, I was unsure as to whether or not I would be able to play because of my back surgery. She was wonderful and sent me colors and said that I could play if I was up to it. Thank you Erin, for your support and kind words and letting me play! I love a challenge!
So, without further ado, I present
I spent alot of time trying to figure out how to end/start the satin ribbon.
On my beautiful model.
I love the little dangly. :)
I used coral Swarovski pearls, amethyst Swarovski crystals, brass chain, brass beads, and Cr. Copper Swarovski crystals.
Now, Swarovski's are expensive but they feel oh, so good on. Nice and solid, comfortable.
(Admission: I love sparkly things and tend to buy Swarovski's when I go to the bead store,
whether or not I need them)
I think I got the majority of the colors and the feel, they ended up going together so well!
Thank you for taking the time to stop here and look! :)
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