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Finished the ring last night. Beautiful heart shaped focal, made into a very organic feeling ring. Around the edge are size 15 charlotte sterling silver beads and in the corner are a cluster of size 2MM Swarovski crystals. I'm wearing this all day and smiling!
— with Genea Crivello-Knable.
I'm so happy with my pieces! Thank you Genea Crivello-Knable for being a most awesome partner! And thank you Lori McDaniel Anderson for hosting this party!
Genea wanted to see the ring on my fingers, so here it is! I love it, it makes me smile!
This piece uses the wonderful lentils, headpins and toggle that my partner, Genea Crivello-Knable sent to me. I made 4 beaded beads with Swarovski, some from Lori McDaniel Anderson, and seeds. The wonderful netted beads are my adaptions of a pattern from Sabine Lippert.
I peyoted the focal bead and hung a heart head pin. I used a spiral rope stitch with swarovski crystals. The lampwork design is amazing, I just wish you could see the details!
I tried so very hard to get the colors to show, they are so beautiful!
You can ge a better idea from this picture, but it is still so much more gorgeous in person!
I thought the colors outside would pop, the lentil swirls are amazing!
The colors are so rich, and so my colors!
My boys were really not interested in taking pictures!
I tried very hard to get them involved and focus on me and my jewelry!
I wanted to see their beautiful faces accent the beautiful beads!
I decided to give up on the boys and focus again on the jewelry!
You can see a little bit more of the colors in the lentils here.
Angel got bored....
and Moe found something much more interesting!
I am almost done with one more project and hope to have that here soon!
You can check out what my partner did with the beads I sent her by going to this site -
she takes amazing photographs! And she does fabulous work! She has a wonderful etsy shop, that I'll be buying more beads from!!!
Hope you enjoyed my soup projects!
Enjoy and Happy Beading, gv