~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads
My wonderful partner was Janna from Palimpa-Lim and as soon as I will finish this post, I will hop over to her blog and check out what she made with my beads.
But long story short - here are the THREE things I made with Janna's beads (and I am proud to say that I used only her beads and added nothing from my stash except wire and one clasp!):
So first I made those earrings (last week), since I could not decide on a necklace and had a mental block. I really love them, especially that they are asymmetrical, and I have already worn them a lot.
Then I started this necklace with the gorgeous resin leg pendant that Janna made for me. I also use her blueish atlas beads with a few garnet accent beads. This strand has two clasps, attached to the main clasp, so if I want to wear it separate, I can just detach it. I added this clasp from my stash (you will understand the reason when you look at necklace number 2), and the chain too. A little flower, more garnet and glass and gemstone dangles, and done was my first piece, which is light and simple and gives just the right credit to Janna's wonderful pendant.
I came up with the idea to make two necklaces, since I wanted to use Janna's resin clasp (she also made this one) in the front, and that was not possible with my first design. So I used in as another focal / clasp at the same time - it says "unendlich" which means "infinite". Janna's piece really touched me, and I had to think about infinite love, and infinite life. So I attached her leaf / heart dangle for "love" and a nest for "life". All the beads are really gorgeous, but I am so in love with these recycled cast glass beads that I need to ask Janna where she got them. Need more.
Needless to say all three are keepers.....
So I hope you enjoyed my piece of the party.
Thanks for stopping by.
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