I belong to the etsyBead street team and we recently joined forces with the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) in a collaborative challenge. According to the information from the listing the Helping Others Street Team (HOST) created using the piece I worked on:
"The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) and the etsyBEAD Street Team have joined forces for a creative collaboration challenge. CGGE members have created gorgeous glass cabs, beads, and pendants for etsyBEAD members to turn into beautiful pieces of finished jewelry. These pieces are being donated to the Helping Others Street Team (HOST) in order to raise money for those fellow Etsyians in need."
I created the piece called Pink Catkins seen to the right. It can also be viewed and/or purchased here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11193022 .
I had such fun creating this piece using a stunning glass focal by lawatha (www.lawatha.etsy.com). She handpainted this piece with fusible enamels and permanently fused them onto a base of lime green glass. The design will NOT wash or rub off. A silver plated bail is attached. I combined the beautiful focal with beads of new jade and rhodonite on 20” of tiger tail bead cord and added a silver plated tierra cast lead-free pewter leaf and vine clasp.
For more information on HOST please check them out at http://helpingothersstreetteam.blogspot.com/