Also A few words about my designs.
The first with the chain and the pearls was an upcycle as I like to call it as I took apart a new un-used piece of jewelry -that I bought with that purpose in mind and used that to make a new piece.
I love the links that connect the chain to the pearls. The chinese crystals make a nice touch as do the lace looking bead caps. This is the piece that taught me that I should not under estimate some of the lower end components and use my creativity to make something very pretty with whatever I find. This piece would be nice for a Summer evening with a frilly dress.
The second set was made with Polymer clay pieces from my bead partner Dana Jones. I added the triangle and multi colored polymer pieces from my stash. I purchased them from a local artist. I used wire wrap for the loops. They turned out nice but my hands hurt for days- thus the second lesson- Since I have already had surgery on both my hands- leave the wire wrapping for someone else.
This was a fun piece to make and I love how the earrings do not "match" and the brick work around the focal.
I did not use my beloved box clasp as I could not seem to fit it in either piece but it is a much cherished finding that I will use for something special.
Thanks to Dana for the wonderful beads and the chance to meet you.
Maybe in the future we can hook up online and you can teach me to do plymer as I secretly desire to learn that very much!