I was asked to make a neckpiece for my friend Barbara. She is very creative and sells her wares at the local shows. I met her at a local show and she purchased a few pieces from me for herself and for gifts. She wanted a piece that had a bumble bee on it designed in black and yellow. Of course I said that I would make this piece for her. I thought it would be easy since a bumble bee is fairly simple... hmmmm... I made at least 15 bees before I was happy with one... each one a little different. It wasn't so easy! The first ones were just too big like they were from another world. The others just didn't look right. Hard to explain. I wanted it to be cute but not too cutesy if that makes sense. So today I finally put the neckpiece together.
I think the bee is cute... but still not too cutesy!
I made yellow and black striped beads to wrap around the yarn covered rope. They aren't bees but kind of look like bees. I also made a clasp with a yellow and black striped bead.
Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day is coming soon! February 26th. Again something different for me but I really had fun making it and my Friday Bead Friends love it! Check back on the 26th and I will have a list of all 210 Bead Soup Blog Party participants with their links so you can see what everyone did!