Dude. I went out to the shack this morning to finish up a few custom order sets, then I accidentally found my groove and the next thing I know it is almost dark thirty.
There are some colorful holiday explosions taking place in about 45 minutes, so quick story and I'm outtie.
This is the necklace that I finished up late last night. The inspiration behind it? There is another glassy (let's call her Classy to save confusion) on a forum that I belong to who confessed that she once posted this set of beads in the Show and Tell and another glassy sent her a private message to say that the beads were not show quality and that Classy should stick to sharing her work in the Newbie thread. That resulted in Classy shoving these beads in a drawer and discontinuing the sharing of her work in the show and tell.
There was recently a conversation about just this type of thing on the forum, and Classy showed the beads and told the story. Let me clarify right now that most members on the forum are very supportive and encouraging of one another, so when the story was shared we were all a bit taken aback that a) someone would be so tacky and b) Exqueese me!? The beads are gorgeous!
To show her appreciation for the encouragement she received when she posted the beads a second time, she offered to do a drawing and have her husband draw the winning number. Most members encouraged her to sell them, but I kind of thought she should make herself a piece of jewelry to wear as a reminder not to let anyone ever make her second guess herself again. Needless to say she was adamant about giving them away, so I entered the drawing. TWICE. That's probably why I won, because I'm shameless when I really want something.
I made this necklace to surprise Classy so she will have something tangible and positive out of the experience.
I should admit that I kept one bead for myself. Told ya. Shameless.