My partner Tejae sent me this beautifull stash. The focal point its the stunning handmade polymer clay heart pendant, it is absolutly beautiull i specially loved the golden curvy pattern. The round beads are also polymer clay and handmade, i liked them so much because they remind me of the first beads i ever worked with, they have the same shape and colors, and a really cool tribal vibe. I also received crystal beads in different colors and shapes,and copper conectors in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of them beautifully wrapped up in one of Tejae's custom box and a precious handamde bandana.
Using the focal bead was a real challenge. The handmade heart pendant its so beautifull by itself that it would look just great with a simple golden chain. So i added some other components, and i kept them smaller and with the same color pallette of the focal, so they would not overpower the heart. I add a little hint of color with the turquoise shade, i love the way this color make the red pop out. In this necklace i am also using some of the cristal beads that Tejae sent me (they are on the fringe's end), and the copper connectors. I bead embrodier the other components, i also try to recreate de golden pattern of the pendant . I used a suede navy cord, so you can adjust the length of the necklace.
This handmade beads Tejae made are so amazing!! As i told you above, they remind me of the first beads i ever worked with,. I created this simple, yet beautifull pendant using three different ones, and as a final touch a faceted drop shapped stone. I made the attachement using a bead weaving technique
What i sent
A little story about what i sent to my partner Tejae
It's a little bit hard to find craft supplies in Mexico, i was a little concerned about this, specially when i saw that the other participants worked withbeautifull handmade beads. But when i tell this to Tejae she told me to relax, and sent her any speciall found item. And that was exactly what i sent. I choose some pieces that where representative of my country, and also had a strong meaning for me. I chosed an antique key i found in a really old house property of my mom,s family (built circa 1890), A pair of earrings made by the Huichol indians (A ethnic mexican group famous for there seedbeads crafts), and the best of all, a silver handmade turtle pendant i bougth in Zacatecas, a beautifull north mexican city, when i was taking a silver workshop a few years ago. It turned out that Tejae has just been in a Mexican beach in a turtle release camp, and she just adore the charm. I just loved the coincidence. Having a partner who loved my country so much, was and incredible experience, thank you Tejae :)