Today is the day for the reveal for Andrew Thornton's Good Earth Challenge. Each of the participants purchased a bead kit from Andrew that was stuffed with goodies.
Included in the kit is a Luxury Bead Blend that consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads Czech glass. African recycled glass, jasper, agate, gold plated daisy spacers, quartz, Chinese crystal, goldstone, Swarovski crystals, ventage sequins, German glass, vintage Japanese glass, Swarovski crystal pearls.
The kit also features a selection of Japanese hex-cut seed beads, premium Czech glass (both new and vintage), vintage brass rounds, Indian glass, Irish waxed linen, a vintage Hamilton gold bead, artisan ceramic rounds. (Bead descriptions are from Andrew's blog.)
It also includes the gorgeous mystery components that Andrew made himself. A set of five faux Moroccan Amber beads made out of polymer clay. Just my colors. Love them already. He included a leaf charm also made of polymer clay.
I loved working with these colors. Things just sort of flowed together.
First up I used the Irish waxed linen cord, the faux Morocan amber beads and some of the Czech glass beads (if the nuggets aren't Czech glass please let me know so I can correct this) to make a bracelet. I also used the gold star spacers.
I next made a necklace using the leaf pendant, Czech and Indian glass beads. This I strung on wire