All participants are, you guessed it, stashers of beads and jewelry findings! It's difficult not to stash a little because it's difficult not to buy every pretty bead and clasp that I find - sometimes those beads seem so special that I end up waiting for a great inspiration to use them, or for the right accent beads to come along, or, ahem, I forget about them.... I like to think my beading area is fairly well organized and most of my supplies are visible, but some items, especially focal beads, are "stored" in a drawer system, out of sight.
Some of my stashed focal beads - these are my choices
for this year's Bead Hoarders Blog Hop!
So for this challenge, I've decided to select some of my oldest focal beads and *hopefully* some of my older bead strands to use. I could have done this on my own, but it's way more fun to accept a challenge and get creative! Of course, if this Bead Hoarders Blog Hop turns into a yearly thing, it kinda encourages me to keep a least a few items stashed.....
I've picked out accent beads for one of the pendants - the pink quartz one. Pink is a hard color for me to work with, almost as hard as yellow! So I chose to start with it and I really like how the design is coming out!
Destash #1 - Rose quartz focal bead and glass accent beads.
What will my final design be?!
I'll post more sneak peak updates until the July 20th reveal - when I'll show off my final designs and have links to everyone else's! I love blog hop days!
Follow my link above, or the button/badge on the top left of my blog, to sign up, read more about this challenge, or visit Lori's amazing webpages! Reveal/Blog Hop is July 20th!