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A big thank you Linda and all of her assistants for managing this event. Talk about some talent? You will see a lot of this today as you start visiting each page.
Now let me tell you about Krafty Max. She is such a gem and I have enjoyed following her and her many avenues of beading. When I first visited the Krafty Max site I was like - WOW! How does she keep track of all of those sites - ArtFire....Linkedin....Pinterest.... just all of the social media sites I haven't even had a chance to look into. She inspired me. In the process this lady also just launched a new website. Talent I tell you! Please take time to visit and peruse her site and take special notice of her award winning designs. You will so enjoy looking at all of her new treasures.
I originally selected the following after we dialoged via email asking what either one of us would like:
And I received from Max ......
the very detailed item that serves " two-fold".
The Lovely Cat's Eyes in Brown and Vintage Wood Beads. I fell in love with the Cat's Eye beads and started a lovely stringing project. Then as I began to fancy a side set of larger beads I added the vintage wood beads and interspersed some lovely amber Crystals and Silver Beads that were included in the package. I used a lovely clasp that Max had sent as the clasp for this piece. I also did ( 2 ) two sets of earrings to go with this piece. One a simple straight set and the other a loop with SS Ear-wires.
There was a wonderful Silver Bar piece included in the Silver bag that was set with two fun faux stones. Looked at it and said " Cat! that would look great in Chainmaille.........so Wallah! Two rows of Byzantine co-joined for the clasp. A lovely little stainless heart. How delightful is that?
Then the big project - Max included a lovely strand of Turritella Agate in a unusual shape. " Be still my beating heart! " It was what I had been looking for. We had a competition in the Society of Creative Anachronism ( SCA ) coming in October that covered the years of the Tudor Dynasty. I had drafted a lovely rendition of the " Chain of Office " that was worn by Royalty and was prevalent in the Tudor Dynasty era. Here are two examples.
My artists mind saw the Turritella Agate as " The Kings Jewels - Chain of Office ". It was perfect. The round Grain Stone strand also fit into this piece as well. I am included a " Sneak Peek " of the " Kings Jewels - Chain of Office " as the complete piece will reveal at the SCA Crown Tournament in October and then of course I will post again as this is being reviewed.
Here is the sneak peek:
I would love to hear you thoughts on this. In conclusion - I would like to thank Max for being a delightful partner. Max, I hope I did your stash justice.
So, pull up a chair - grab yourself a lovely cup of Hot Chocolate and start visiting this wonderful Blog Hop..................... I know I will be doing the same.
Click on this link which will take you to our wonderful Hostess and you can Hop with the rest of us.
After that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,The Battle of the Beadsmiths - WhooHoo!