Do you remember my teaser post from a few days ago?
Well, I think I've made you wait long enough! Ready for my Kalmbach Bead Soup Party Reveal?
Here you go!
I knew that agate HAD to be the focal piece of the necklace because it's quite the show stopper! That was the main attraction, but in my opinion, you can't have a main attraction regardless of what it is without support.
In this case, the support of the gorgeous agate beads and nuggets I was sent in my soup along with a few other smaller, lovely brown colored beads. I also took apart a necklace I purchased at some garage sale and had lying around just for this type of occasion; it fit perfectly with the color scheme I was going for (adds the splash of greens and tans).
Most importantly, it supports the show stopper ;)
|Close up of those gorgeous colors!|
I have to give credit where credit is due-My mom was the one who recommended me going asymmetrical with the necklace and it turned out so much more wonderful then I had imagined!
Thanks mom ^.^
One of my favorite things about this necklace is its versatility.
You can wear it....
The folks at Kalmbach only wanted a necklace for this bead soup challenge, but I went a bit further (overachiever that I am) and created two pairs of earrings-One matching the necklace and another separate pair.
|Left side-Matching earrings Right side-Extra pair of earrings|
Of course I can't thank Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, Kalmbach Publishing and A Beadtiful Thing in Aurora, Illinois enough for this incredible opportunity, fun experience, and gorgeous soup :)
Were you included in the party beadtivites?
Make sure to leave a link so I can check out your beautiful creation!