This month's edition of She Made ~ She Made seemed almost impossible to work with. I was the one who picked for this month so I only have myself to blame. Here is the selection I made:
I adore those vintage brown beads so much and I thought the red blister pearls were perfect for this time of year. But I struggled. And then I made this:
I used lava beads for the chain and a drilled bone piece for the center. I had other intentions for those lava beads but I will be back at the bead show in March and will pick up some more then.
The red blister pearls seemed like they would be fairly easy to work with when I selected them. Hahahahahahaha!!!! I cannot tell you how many way I strung them. I lost count. I should have photographed all my pitiful attempts so we all could have a good laugh. But it all worked out in the end. Whew!
My final piece has the same button clasp as the one above. I added freshwater pearls and seed beads and twisted two-cuts and this grey jasper to go with the red blister pearls. Here she is:
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