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I really struggled with my first time in the bead soup design challenge and must apologize to Lori Anderson and to Rochelle Brisson.  However, better late than never I do want to show you the piece I finally designed.  Part of the challenge was the clasp so I really wanted to show off the gorgeous flower toggle Rochelle sent.  It took a bit, but I finally managed to connect it directly to the cabochon she sent.  A pale blue agate, I believe, I love its simple beauty.  Rochelle sent it with kiwi stones and pale blue glass beads, plus black bicones.  To these I added smaller kiwi stones I already had and flat cubes in pale green-blue.

I really like the final look of the toggle with the teardrop pendant. I think the flower and vine on the toggle add femininity to the overall design.  It brings a hint of delicacy, but the surrounding kiwi stones add strength and character. By adding the kiwi stones and silver with black bicones, the contrasts really show and bring out the best in the design.  Across the back of the necklace is a series of black bicones and silver rounds.  I had never designed something like this.  Actually asymmetric, from the front it looks quite balanced.  Rochelle sent the larger, longer kiwi stones that I used for the earrings and the upper pieces on the necklace.

I still must apologize to all the Pretty Scene Bead Soup Design Challenge participants.