After I carefully placed all the goodies on my bead mat...
...okay I admit to being a messy beader!!!
I started with the Mystery Component, the polymer clay star seen in the upper right corner of the above photo. I decided to make a knotted necklace with the waxed Irish linen provided in the kit and some of the metallic beads and amber glass beads. I actually busted out and dusted off my pearl knotter for this piece.
My next design used some black chain and various components from the kit. I chose and asymmetrical lay out and simple loops to attach to the chain. I made it clasp-free so it slips on easily.
After surveying the kit, I decided to make a herringbone-style bracelet with the hex beads, orange fire-polished beads and black charlottes. The Herringbone technique is based on stacks of beads and this variation is a fun way to use similar-sized beads.
Next, I made a pair of "Claws and Scales Dragon" earrings from the black claw-shaped beads and scale sequins.
Finally, I had to use the black porcelain skull, so I made a Freeform Peyote necklace and balanced the skull from the center.
That is all I have for this Blog Hop Challenge. I will post the other participants shortly, so that you can hop from blog to blog. Enjoy!