YAY!!!! It's finally time to reveal what I made with Lori Bergmann's BEAUTIFUL glass beads. Here are the luscious beads my talented partner made and sent me:
I love the palette of colors and rich shimmering depth of the multi-colored beads. The dark metallic rondelle beads made me drool...so it was a ton of fun laying this design out. Working with quality materials deserves time and respect.
When I photographed the finished necklace I was amazed at how perfectly natural the colors of the beads were in relationship to the natural surroundings (on a mossy stone wall in my yard) that I photographed them in. Just beautiful.
By now you would think I would be pretty good at taking photographs of jewelry...but after all these years I regret that it is a weak spot for me. All this to say that Lori's beads are even more beautiful than they appear here!
I added one of my sterling silver connectors and some great Czech beads from Raven's Journey (I Love Lenka and her beads!) but it's Lori's beads I wanted to show off. I generally do not work with lamp worked beads so this was new for me...now I have a problem...it just makes me want MORE!!! I admit...I have a bead hoarding thing going on over here. I have for years! I have the contents of my studio in my will... because I have such a great stash! Now I can see that I will begin to want more artisan made lamp-worked beads.
A MAJOR thank you to Lori Anderson out hostess and organizer of this huge blog hop! My goodness what an achievement in itself! Over 300 participants:
For a total of 362 people! Amazing!
I have to go hop around and check out some of the other jewelry and gorgeous things being shared today. Enjoy doing the same... I can't wait to see what Lori made with my sterling silver components thats I sent her. Please check out her work and learn more about her by clicking the link below:
Here's one more photo for you!