I had a blast working with these beads, and I adore the colors. I wound up making a necklace, bracelet and earrings from the set.
Next, came the set that was outside my comfort zone. I don't work with black much. I tend to lean toward browns and warm earthy colors. This is the soup:
The bracelet I made came pretty easily. I knew almost immediately I wanted to use the tiles in a bracelet, strung on stretchy cord. I made little metallic beaded beads to use as spacer beads.
I have to admit I struggled with the necklace. I had the hardest time deciding what to do with the plain black pendant. Finally, I found these little metallic flowers, glued crystal flatbacks in the center, and strung the pendant on leather cord.
And, finally the earrings to go with this set. I used the black/metallic square beads and made some more beaded beads to dangle from them. The square beads were difficult to photograph because of the finish, but I think you can get the idea.
I really love the results of both soups! This is my first year participating in this blog party, and I've had so much fun! Click here to see what the other participants came up with.