I had the pleasure of being paired with Sharon Palac of BijouxJardin.etsy.com.
The really cool part of having Sharon as a partner is that we must have been reading each others minds the day we picked beads. She and I both sent a flower and a butterfly.
Here's what I sent:
Here is what Sharon sent me:
I was able to make 3 necklaces, a bracelet and earrings with all that Sharon sent! She was very generous. My first design had all the beads in 1 necklace. I had the flower then the glass, then the butterfly, then the pearls, etc... Way too busy. So I decided to work with 1 component at a time. I started with the butterfly.
The beautiful enameled butterfly was paired with a vintage key, a chalcedony briolette, beads from Gaea Cannaday and silks from Marsha Neal. I used the clasp Sharon sent me in this necklace.
The flower came undrilled so I use my new hole punch I bought from Melinda Orr to punch a hole and then I knotted a bird from Gaea, vintaj beads and matte leopard jasper on waxed linen. I didn't use a clasp and you just slip the necklace right over your head.
I made a necklace and bracelet from the pearls, crazy lace agates, czech glass and filigree. For the bracelet I took a cue from the clasp Sharon sent me and I forged my own clasp from copper wire.
Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you will also visit my partner Sharon's blog to see what she made. I am on my way there now. Due to technical difficulties (of the 2 year old kind) I got my post don a bit late.
A HUGE thank you to Lori for making the possible!
The entire list is posted here: LoriAnderson's Blog