We have all hand selected items for our partners to use/not use at their discretion as well as created pieces with items that were carefully selected for us to do the same. The moment of truth, to be revealed, as we ooh and ahh over the creativity of others and hope that our works will be well received, and that our partners will be pleased with how we used the carefully selected items - possibly in ways differently than they would have. All in all, stretching all of us - our skills, our thought processes, our creativity, and willingness to think outside of the box - our comfort zones.
We all learn from each other and enrich each other with what we bring to the table as we feast on the wonderful soups and the three courses as they are revealed. I am honored and humbled to be offering a small part of the first course - the first reveal, and hope you enjoy the party as much as I do. Enjoy the feast...
I will now reveal my offerings and include the processes I went through with each.
First, a refresher of what ingredients inspired the creating of these pieces...
I was interested in making sure that the colors I used in metals enhanced the colors in the wonderful Resin Pendant that my partner Cory Tompkins made. I had to be sure it didn't take anything away from the crystals in the soup either.
The filigree balls were what seemed to be perfect things to use as connectors for the multi-layered body of the necklace to the neck chain.
This bracelet, literally just made itself in the middle of the night. The crystals were screaming for a setting of their own and fell into a tangled weave of wire. As it was forming it reminded me of dew on a leaf. The band is a pleasant weave as well with the ends scrolled.
The copper toggle clasp seemed at home with this piece. The links in aventurine reminded me of peas and so the pea pod focal was born. Then there was nothing left to do but make the double strand chain, a fine wire crochet rope.
Finally there was still a porcelain leaf and some remaining beads that demanded my attention. I just happened to have some acrylic links that were close in color and some brass patterned wire left to fashion some links and a hook clasp.