Reason #1 - It's something I keep meaning to make, but never seem to get around to doing...
and Reason #2 - my friend Kashmira is the hostess :D
At the first mention of this I had 'ideas'.... then I signed up... but failed to jot these 'ideas' down, or pull out my stuff and get busy right then... and so promptly got busy with other stuff and the ideas slipped :/
When I finally sat down, some of the ideas returned so I got busy. I had one a third of the way done when I was hit by the blahs over it... so I set it aside and started a new one. A third of the way in and wham.... eh.. not feeling this one either now *sigh*
Design three didn't even make it to the 1/3 mark.. think I managed three links and that was the end of that one lol
Yesterday hit and I knew it was down to the wire; I HAD to pick one and finish it! So I went with my first design and tada!! Done :)
I would like to point out however, that these were not the beads the original design called me to use at first... these were actually intended for a necklace.. however, as soon as I had my chain ready to go, my fingers ignored my 'instructions' and grabbed these instead lol
There...a whole bunch of glass beads in varying shades of blue, a few very light weight marbled orange beads that I have no clue what they're made of, and some clear iridescent type beads, all attached to a copper chain & clasp with two copper charms - a seashell and a starfish. The clear beads and the orange ones are yard sale salvage :) Actually, come to think of it, they fit the beach/sea theme too... because both of those were in the batch of goodies I bought a couple years ago during my stay at the beach :D
And I'm truly sorry for the next two photos. I'd spare you, however Kashmira insisted we show our pieces on a model... and there is only me here lol Please ignore the cracked heels and any stubble you might be able to see ;)
Hmm.... totally should've painted my toenails for this lol
And a close up :) I have a dress this would go perfect with... I love the colours and the flow of it, but I hate the way it sits on top... the dress, not the anklet ;) The anklet I love how it turned out :)
I think I need to make a couple more now. Skull appreciation day in coming up in a few days, so maybe I'll just have to make one for it ;)
Thank you, Kashmira for a great hop & challenge :) I look forward to doing this again with you!
Please check out the rest of the participants to see all the foot-bling they made :)