Some of the nature inspired beauties that Karyn sent were a gorgeous brass sunflower, brass leaves, an oxidized wing stamping and some really cool carnelian calla lily beads. I have never seen calla lilly beads before and can't wait to work with them! She also sent some o-rings, coral colored Swarovski pearls, a tagua nut pendant, an orange colored wood ring, some really beautifully carved wood beads, and 8mm mahogany agate beads.
Check out the awesome brass sunflower pendant! It immediately caught my eye, not only because of the size (it is 3" in diameter) but also because it is so gosh darn beautiful! While my style is generally bold, this will be the largest element I have ever worked with-can't wait!
I love the detail of the carved wood and agate beads!
She sent a stunning red bronze hook and eye clasp-love it!
As an added bonus, Karyn also sent some really unique large serpentine diamond shaped beads, yellow turquoise wavy oval beads and square beads. I tend to salivate over large stone beads, so it will be fun to work with these!
I am really inspired by the bead soup that Karyn sent and can't wait to put my ideas into form! Here is a preview of what I sent Karyn. For more details, visit her inspiring blog.
Happy creating everyone!