I mentioned this hop when I shared some of the challenges ahead of me. I even showed some of the hidden UFOs I was contemplating working on. Now, it's reveal day.
As admitted previously, I had several lengths of completed kumihimo that needed to turn into actual jewelry.
I took a little time and one became a FINISHED bracelet!
In addition, this collection of items I had been toting around was transformed.
Instead of a jumble of bead supplies, it became an actual necklace. How about that?
As well, I had these bits and pieces assembled in a baggie.
The completion of it took a little longer as I had very little of the Vintaj Arte metal wire and something about the whole thing felt off. I finally decided it was the two gauges of wire. I had used 20g on the tarnished beads because of their large holes and 24g on the buttons because of the amount of wrapping that was involved. While that seemed perfectly reasonable, the result left something to be desired. Instead, I started anew with 22g hematite wire and replaced the tarnished beads with some metallic-looking e beads for a more cohesive result. As well, I only used that for the front section of the necklace and created the back with the e beads and gunmetal eye pins.
Finally, I had a set of earrings on my desk that simply needed ear wires. I can't fathom what took me so long to slip those on them.
Oh, make sure to head over and enter my earring giveaway. That is, after you've checked out the rest of the UFO participants.
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Francie Broadie, FAB
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Therese, Therese's Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz Hart, Treetop Life
Liz En, Bead Contagion
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
You are here --->>> Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Christi Carter, Sweetpea Path
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It's Full of Books
I can't wait to see what everyone else was able to accomplish. And, it's such a relief to have a few of my own projects completed at last. Thanks to Karen for the opportunity to be a part of the hop and actually finish a few things!!