Last year, I won a prize of a whole ton of beads. I signed up on a blog that was having a drawing and I won! So exciting. When I received the package, I was overwhelmed by how much was in it. It tripled the size of my jewelry stock. But, I was concerned I wouldn’t know what to do with it all.
The prize was loaded with colors and items I would never have chosen myself. I tend towards blues, pinks, seed beads, etc. Anyway, I was then challenged by how to use the stuff.
The first result was a bracelet I made for Leslee’s birthday. I thought the colors would look amazing against her alabaster skin. And I was right. She looked beautiful in it. She loved it. And she said that her husband loved it as well.
That was the first time I ever worked with all metal and wire in the structure of a piece. I was very happy with the way it turned out.
I was so happy, I made another one and put it into my Etsy shop, BeadingMaya. Check it out.