It's the final reveal time! A huge tank you to our hostess, Lori Anderson, who has been fighting with serious pains for the whole duration of this over 500 participant party! All that pairing and informing and instructing and cheering us along...
My partner is Marina, who makes felted beads. This was a challenge for me, because I had decided to make something for myself, and I've never felt a desire to wear felted beads... So even before my surprise arrived, I had made plans on how to alter them to match my style better, but when they arrived, I ditched those plans. I think it's the shape of the beads that was more Troll-friendly :) And the purple/fuchsia colors are very much me. Here is the package I received:
And here is what came out of it. I used all the felted beads, and added matte purple seed beads for spacers from my own stash. For the flower I used two kinds of the seed beads from Marina, and I think it serves as a great bridge between the felt and the crystal bead from the soup. The gold colored bead cap is from me, the gorgeous bead caps from Marina were too big for this use. You can not see the clasp, because I have misplaced the ones I received... *blushes* They were quite neutral, so it didn't impact the design, but I hope they'll surface at some point. The necklace is very short, so the flower lies neatly on my neck. Very cute for the summer, I think.
Here's what I sent Marina, go and take a look at what she made!
Here is a list of all the participants in this reveal: