Now, we all have UFOs, but this particular UFO instantly made me feel horrible! It was a bag from Rings & Things and it was full of good intentions gone wrong. I joined the blog partners program that they had, and last December(2010) I had won the prize of a $50 gift certificate, with which I was supposed to pick out some products and blog about them. I had the idea of trying out a pattern from the book Beadmaille by Cindy Thomas Pankopf. I ordered some jump rings, and a few other goodies and waited for their arrival. I figured I could easily find some of the things for the pattern I picked out in my local bead stores so besides the jump rings, I just picked out some little things that I wanted to play with. Once the package arrived, I dove right in, but much to my dismay, I couldnt find the other correct supplies, so I was left to try and make it work. It didnt!
I was left to try and use up these big bags of jumprings with my own imagination and I have to say, I wasnt impressed. I tried everything I could think of (still wanting to try chanmaille in some fashion) and ran head first into a brick wall (OUCH)! I did make a necklace which kind of looks like a box chain, and decided to try and make a pendant. Its nothing to special, but I knew after I found the UFO bag, I had to complete my original task and blog about the products. Here is my chanmaille necklace...
And the thing that I ordered last were a couple of Russ Troll beads! They are so cute! They are random as to which ones you get, so I recieved 2 different styles, but I think they are great!
Now that its all said and done, I would like to apologize to Rings & Things for my lack of professionalism, and hopefully I will never get so wrapped up in my disappointment that I will let my responsibilities get away from me. Sorry Rings & Things!