Yup, it’s finally here! Can you beleive it? Many thanks to Lori Anderson, who managed to pull all of this together somehow!!
Like so many others, I spent a fair amount of time putting mine together, and then dismantling it again. In the end, I decided to go with a fairly simple strung design. Because I had such a wide variety of beautiful beads, I wanted the presentation to be simple to showcase the lovely beads that my partner Tara Plote picked out for me. Without further ado, here is what I came up with. This piece is called “Memories of Maine” in honor of Tara.
Tara had given me two toggles to choose from. In the end, I went with the Tierra Cast toggle, but I didn’t like the shiny silver finish with the earthy beads. So I distressed the toggle with some Verdigris Gilders Paste. Lately I’m focusing on asymetrical pieces, but for this one, I wanted a bit of symmetry, too…I think I found the balance between the two ends of the spectrum. What do you think?
I have some pieces left over, so I’m in the process of finishing a couple of other designs, which I’ll post at a later date. In the end, I’m glad that I only have this piece to focus on here.
Unfortunately, for most of this weekend, I will not be available to visit and comment on YOUR entries….but I will get to it as soon as I can!! In the meantime, please accept my generic and bland (but heartfelt!) thanks to all of you!
Since this party is not just about me, I won’t bore you with any more details (unless you want to know something-in that case, just ask and I’ll fill you in!) Instead, I’d recommend that you get moving and try to visit the rest of the participant’s blogs. Here is a link to Lori’s page with the official list! Have fun!!