And here's my pieces. I absolutely loved the ceramice dragonfly focal she sent me. But I had the hardest time coming up with something that I thought would do it justice and let it shine. I finally hit inspiration in a book my friend Karla Morgan from Texas Pepper Jams lent me about multi-strand necklaces. (You have to check out their pepper jams. They're to die for! And she's also participating in this 3rd reveal for the BSBP, so see what she made with her soup.) So here is my Floating Free necklace with the dragonfly focal. This was my first time trying to texture, patina and create my own bale from copper strip wire and then rivet it to the focal. I was terrified I'd break the focal while trying to rivet. But I think it turned out great. I used the ribbon Ann sent me, the focal, and a few of the green discs she sent. And here's a pair of earrings made with some more of the green discs and the big hole beads used in the necklace.
Next up, is my Sweetheart necklace made with the pink and white freshwater pearls Ann sent me and the wonderful blingy clasp she sent. I thought it went very well and matched wonderfully with the shell focal I had and the Pink Rhodondite puff beads as well as some pewter beads I had in my stash.
So there you have it. My 3 pieces for the BSBP reveal. I'm still working on some earrings to match the second necklace and an idea for the wire knitz Ann sent me, plus the cute little pewter flower beads. I've never worked with wire knitz before, so I'm having a little bit of a hard time getting my idea to work. Be sure to check out all the participants for the third reveal here on Lori's blog, Pretty Things. She also has links to the first 2 reveals if you haven't had a chance to check them out yet. These pieces will probably be available in my shop, KayzKreationz shortly.