October 30, 2009
Fun with Focals - Day 5
My Version: This one really had my muse jumping up and down. I choose to work with findings in an unusual way to create a focal element. I filled 3 Vintaj bead pod toggle clasps with pearls and wire-wrapped them together to create a modern, sculptural element. I also used a square toggle clasp as part of the pendant along with a leaf and bird from Vintaj. I completed the focal with a 3-hole spacer bead in my branch design and finished the necklace with keishi pearls in cream and coffee bean brown.
The assignment: Use a finding in an usual way to create a focal element. (Designs with clasps in the front would count!)
You have until Nov. 6th to add a link to this post with your version of today's challenge.
The grand prize is a $50 gift certificate to Humblebeads.com!
Read the full details for the contest here and a chance to win a year's subscription to Stringing magazine.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creations and hope you have been inspired to play along!