My soup ingredients:
My final piece…
I tried to incorporate everything, but in the end, I left out the large round cream colored beads… I really wanted to focus on Lisa’s beautiful focal piece, and found that the size of the stone beads was eclipsing the focal. So in the end, I used only three. I cut a heart out of the center of the focal disc, and backed it with a faux bone disc which was colored using alcohol inks. I then riveted it to the brass. The heart was then used as a charm.
This was such a challenge for me! I’ve re-worked the piece 3 or 4 times, and what I secretly want to do…. shhhh… don’t tell anyone, is to just wear the focal on a brass chain 🙂 But this is a bead challenge after all, and that just wont do!
Now…. I’m off to join the Blog Party…..grab my waist and join the conga line!!!!