My Bead Soup - Hoarder's edition My astounding last-minute partner Ann Sherwood (see her amazing blog at http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/) sent me the most amazing beads to work with!!! I'm so glad that she shared her hoarded treasures with me (handmade by Nan Emmett) - they made me dip into my hoarded treasure of chain to actually USE this sterling filigree chain I've had for years. It seemed like it was MADE for the fine detail on the focal bead!
I started working on the soup & was called from my desk. I returned later to find that I liked the simplicity of just putting the focal on an elegant chain. I wore it like this for a few days, to see if I want to keep it like this - or do something else with it. I really want to do something else with it...but love the way it looks right now!
I think I like it better shorter.. I'll wear it long for a few days & see what I think... There were so many options for these beautiful beads - I thought I knew what I wanted to do with it when it arrived, but as I continued to work with them, it evolved into something else!
I came home from an extra-long day at work to find an AMAZING package from Ann Sherwood! Most of my work uses lampwork / pearls / gemstones, so this is a stretch for me - BUT - I can immediately see what I want to do with these amazing beads!!!