I realize that I have neglected to blog about the soup that my BSBP partner, Niki Meiners sent me, but I wanted to keep it to myself for a little bit. This is my first BSBP so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Niki did her research to see what metals and materials I work with the most and then decided to send me something that would push me outside of my comfort zone. *Which by the way is the goal of the BSBP!
She sent me a silver toggle clasp and earwires and sent some copper findings. Guess what? She did that because she sent me 2 sets of beads :)
This is the first set. Niki created these clay tiles using a Mokume Gane technique blending orange, pink, and yellows with a little blue and purple.
She also sent some cute coordinating beads in orange.
Then she included another set of tile beads with a copper glow to them just as a little extra something. Woo hoo!
And here it is all together
An interesting soup that is going to push me to think outside of the box when coming up with my final piece(s). But you will have to wait until the reveal date on Sept 17th to see what I and the rest of the BSBP participants create.