My first blog hop - I joined a blog hop with a package from Humblebeads (blog here ) with some teal 'bare branches' polymer clay beads as the focus (a focal and some rondelles). Sari silk was a first for me. I decided to knot it to tame it a bit, and I put a bit of fray stop on the cut ends. It was the foundation for the bracelet.
I used some small Swarovski pearls to bring out bare branches white colour, and some lava rock beads to highlight the branch color. The other beads were chosen from the bead package from Heather. My first ever crimping adventure is the strings with the Humblebeads beads. I also added a fine etched chain from Fallen Angel Brass with a sparkly bead from the package of beads. I didn't want too much sparkle, but just that one seemed right.
The clasp was part of a giveaway that I won from an Australian artist named, Jenni of Jenni's Beads (blog here. Isn't it so fabulous! I actually made the bracelet to wear the clasp at the side and the focal on top, so you can see both.
Well, here is my endeavor to use the teal bare branches Humblebead beads. I like the varying thickness of the 3 strings of the bracelet, and the 3 colors of teal, white and black. Here are some pictures trying out my brand new light softbox - well it was new out of the box, but had been sitting in the boxes for a few months while I got up the courage to try to set it up).
Thanks for the chance for me to get brave to try a blog hop, Heather. It was fun.
I am looking forward to seeing the creations from the other participants, see them on Heather's blog, here.