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Here I am, late for the party as usual!

Here I am, late for the party as usual!
Here I am, late for the party as usual!

I signed up for TesoriTrovati’s (Erin Prais-Hintz) bead challenge at the first of the month, and after being given two palettes to choose from, I decided on the “Meandering Mississippi:”

Here is my creation:
I began by shopping my stash to see what matched:

My daughter had given me this beautiful focal bead to recycle, and I thought it looked “mapish,” not to mention being a dead ringer for the palette> I chose antique copper findings because of the rust color in the palette:

I set out to make a Bohemian “chain” for the bead using seed beads and ribbons I had on hand.

But after a lot of work, I met with technical difficulties, and abandoned that idea. Yesterday, after leaving my grandson at nursery school, I made a dash for the nearby Michaels. (We don’t have one in my hometown.) There was a copper chain that I had admired previously, and luckily, there were two strands left! I liked the “global” look of the links, and thought it went well with the “Earth as Art” theme.

I used copper jump rings and the simplest, round toggle from my stash to complete the chain. After much debate, I hung the focal bead from the center “globe” of the chain. It looked like it would be wonky, but I’m wearing it right now, and it hangs just fine:

I’ve not given up completely on that other necklace idea, but for now, I’m very pleased with my creation!
I’ll wear it to town, later!

Link’s to other challenge participants can be found on Erin’s blog, if these links don’t work:

Erin Prais-Hintz Rebecca Anderson Kris Auderer Chrizette Bayman Lori Bowring Michaud Courtney Breul Lynsey Brooks Stephanie Buss Iveth Caruso Shannon Chomanczuk Lisa Cone Cece Cormier Lori Dorrington Dawn Doucette Jeannie Dukic Kim Dworak Beth Emery Janice Everett Pam Farren Donetta Farrington Gloria Ferrer Cherrie Fick Therese Frank Patty Gasparino Tanya Goodwin Ambra Gostoli Jess Green Denielle Hagerman Mary Harding Karla Hartzog (That’s me! What fine company I find myself in!) Kim Hora Brandi Hussey Emanda Johnson Jennifer Justman Sue Kennedy Ema Kilroy Lee Koopman Linda Landig Kirsi Luostarinen Cynthia Machata Alicia Marinache Beth McCord Mary K McGraw Karen Mitchell Cheri Mitchell-Reed Aimee Moisa Karla Morgan Penny Neville Becky Pancake Kashmira Patel Alice Peterson Kayla Potega Debbie Price Bobbie Rafferty Caron Reid Nicole Rennell Cynthia Riggs Andrea Ross Sally Russick Annie Scherz Pam Sears Renetha Stanziano Sandra Stein Kristen Stevens Tracy Stillman (had to bow out due to a wrist injury) Sherri Stokey Lola Survillo Kay Thomerson Jo Tinley Emma Todd Cory Tompkins Pam Traub Melissa Trudinger Michelle Tucker Shelley Graham Turner Monique Urquhart Rachel Van-Walsk Patti Vanderbloemen Lesley Watt Lynn White Joan Williams