Are y'all familiar with the She Made / She Made
reveals that Therese
do each month? These two fabulous ladies swapped beads, and each month one of them decides which beads to use from the swap stash, and they both create something from the choices.
So today, I have a twist on that idea, that I'm calling She Gave / She Gave. Bear with me, it makes sense (at least as much sense as I ever make...), even though the explanation may get a little long-winded (often another of my
I had the great joy of meeting Therese in person in October. In addition to big hugs and lots of chatting, Therese gifted me with some beautiful jewelry she had made, along with a couple of very cool goodies that you can see in the last photo on this post
Christine has become a great online bloggy friend, and while we haven't had the chance to meet in person yet, I love her sense of humor and her eye for creating stunning jewelry.
When I recently began a torrid love affair with St. Petersburg Stitch, I remembered a fantastic bezel
Christine had made using double St. Petersburg. I wanted to try. But it obviously needed a bead with a thicker side. What to do?
Then I remembered the bead from Therese. Perfect.
|Beautiful, subtle coloration in the stone.|
And this, my friends, is the result - the bead given to me by Therese, bezeled through an inspiration given to me by Christine.
|A little more thread showing than I'd like, |
but for a first try, I can live with it.
Thanks, ladies! This will probably end up in a bracelet I'm contemplating...