Remember when I said I was sad that I had missed so many great blog hops lately, well I took care of that and this is blog hop #3 that I've had the pleasure of joining. Kristi Bowman offered her bead end caps and blog hop space to the first 10 people that purchased them. Me and my little Paypal account immediately went for a stroll in her lovely Etsy shop.
Each of us had a set of copper bead end caps to play with and that was the only requirement. I can't wait to see what everyone creates.
When the bead caps arrived the first thought I had was sea shells. So when it was time to sit down and create something with them I pulled out a few sea-inspired creations.
Here is a close up of the bead cap - I love the color, the patina is so beautiful.
I paired the bead caps with Elaine Ray ceramic beads, a disk bead and urchin from my shop, and a lampwork work bead from Kerry Bogert that I picked up on the Bead Cruise.
To round out the necklace I picked some copper beads that echoed that pattern of the bead caps and I had a wonderful strand of large copper pearls that were almost the same color of the bead caps. Serendipity!
Visit Kristi's blog to see the rest of the participants in the blog hop and to find out about a sweet sale she is having this weekend. And speaking of sweet sales, you can save 25% off orders from my website - today is the last day! Use discount code BIGDEAL when you check out.
Be sure to click the link to Kristi's blog and discover 10 inspiring ways to use end caps today!