Now, when I was writing this 18+ page tutorial, I realized that I needed someone to test it out for me. My wonderful friend Kristen Stevens volunteered, since she was one of the other winners of the Beads For Blog Post promotion, and late last night, she sent me two pictures of what she had done with my tutorial!
Then she went and took the necklace strap and used it for a cabochon project she'd been working on:
Again, she rocked it. Pretty pink pearls, transparent Twins, and that awesome ceramic cabochon make a bold, yet totally feminine necklace.
Kristen even blogged about her work with my tutorial on the Art Jewelry Elements blog!
Earlier in the weekend, Dee "Beadee" Wingrove-Smith purchased the Helena tutorial, and emailed me this picture of her color choices. I have to say, these picasso Twins were really quite dramatic in this pattern!
I've got the Helena tutorial for sale on both my Etsy shop and my Craftsy pattern store. Purchases made from my VanBeads Etsy shop will be emailed during the 24 hours following purchase, but if you buy it from Craftsy, you can download it immediately!
More later, but right now, I have a stack of writing staring me in the face that all needs to be done before 5 p.m. tomorrow... Off I go!