Here is what the lovely and talented Sabrina Staub sent to me:
And here's what I did with the beautiful soup.
The fabulous strawberry Sabrina made called out "keep it simple" to me. It would be beautiful hanging on a choker by itself, but I added a few stash beads and bitter green enameled beads to bring out the colors in the strawberry.
Sabrina sent a lovely combination of lime green and dark gray with a copper-colored swirl. She also sent some really cool lentil shaped beads that complimented the copper swirl. I mixed in a green bead left over from Kashmira Patel's soup. The colors were perfect together.
I love these orange and charcoal beads Sabrina made, but I have to admit that they were the most difficult to come up with a design. I'm still not sure I did them justice and may at some point try again. I had a focal I made in a Stephanie Lee class that had a touch of orange in it, so I used that as my main focal. I added some fibers and a chain that I oxidized. What do you think?
This focal Sabrina made is absolutely gorgeous. I have lots of purple in my stash, so it was easy to come up with some complimentary glass beads. This bracelet is strung on wire with a magnetic clasp. I love it!
Sabrina sent the beautiful lampwork blue beads. I had some raku in my stash that I liked with them. I strung the bracelet using the waxed linen Sabrina sent the beads on. It was my first time to use waxed linen and I discovered that I totally love it.
There are two more pair of earrings that my photos didn't come out well on. I will try again tomorrow, so check back.
Thank you, Sabrina, for this amazing soup!