I know this hop was more than an overwhelming task for Bead Soup Blog Hop Hostess Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, during less than ideal circumstances, but it's SO appreciated!!
My perfectly matched up Bead Soup partner is Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions in Clay and to recap this is the haul of ceramic goodies she sent my way...I'm a lucky girl!
Cool, funky, bright & fun...Tari sent a little box of happiness my way!
Although, completely out of my comfort zone (funny how Lori knew exactly where that was!) I was determined to create something...all for myself this time!!! I don't think I could possibly do justice to Tari's beads & buttons...especially since I'm used to making my own components and beads...who knew working with someone else's fantastic creations could prove so difficult? Here's what I came up with...and actually didn't reconfigure after my 874 attempt.
Tari's bold pendant and coordinating beads on my copper hammered wire wraps and copper chain. Finished with Tari's funky and fun toggle clasp. I *heart* all 20+ inches of this!!! I'm thinking chunky sweaters, boots & jeans with this pop of color this winter!!
ETA: I'll be adding a full shot of the necklace tomorrow. It's pouring here, and my sub par camera doesn't like the lighting in the house!!!
And the beginnings of another:
These beads are my favorite!! An eclectic tie dyed effect that I'm still debating on how to use to their full potential. I also want to use the cool button as the clasp...somehow. I'll be sure to post pictures of the new piece just as soon as my creativity kicks in! Please, take a minute to browse Tari's site: Clay Buttons, I promise you'll find something that you just have to take home for yourself!
For those of you that missed what I sent my partner, Tari...here's a quick shot:
I can't wait to visit Tari's blog to see what she created!
Again, a HUGE thank you to Lori Anderson and all that it entails to pull off a hop of this proportion. Now, I'm off for a hop around the world...literally...just take a look for yourself!
Just in awe!!!