Kristi, of Kristi Bowman Design, created some fabulous big hole components and decided to have a challenge! I did not win one of the giveaway beads, but I did purchase one to take part in the challenge! I love the one she sent me – sunflower! I had an idea in my head immediately what I wanted to do! I created the disc bead from a peach colored Bullseye glass, and connected it to the big hole bead with a floral copper bead cap and a copper disc, and a hand-made balled-end head pin! I made the bail, too, as a way to connect it! Turned out quite cool!
I used this gorgeous copper patinated clasp I received from someone (sorry, someone, I believe is was from a bead swap or challenge) because it just matched so perfectly.
I used GORGEOUS sunstone beads that I had in my stash, and copper seed beads in the design too!
I made the necklace slightly asymmetrical by stringing the sunstone beads that way, and finished the necklace with copper chain and a gorgeous orange silk cord! This is actually the second necklace I created with this piece. The first one had lower quality sunstone beads that I had found first, and the silk cord was used by itself without the chain.
It looks SOOOOOO much better to me this way and I have to say I am totally thrilled with it! My son even said, wow, if I was a girl, I’d wear it! Thanks for visiting!
If you want to see what everyone else made, check out the list below! And have fun!