I really appreciated the packaging with the items neatly packed in two boxes instead of just their plastic bags.
Lots of goodies inside:
The dark blue cord and stone nuggets on the left provided my first inspiration for this braided nugget necklace. I made two knotted strands: one with the blue stone nuggets and another with white stone rounds from my stash. Then I braided them with the navy cord from Andrew's kit and used the cord to attach the braided strand to the closure connectors. This would be a great look for a jeans and tee shirt kind of day!
But there were still so many beads left! So next I focused on the seed beads and the variety package.
I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with these so I just started by making some components: peyote tubes, four beaded bead caps and a frilly surround for the large blue bead.
All those pretty shaped beads in the variety pack just shouted fringe to me.
That left me with the frilly bead, which I decided to turn into a pin.
Oddly enough, I didn't use the beautiful mystery component. I decided to make that in more of a copper palette.
You can visit Andrew's Facebook page or his blog to see the wonderful interpretations by the other challenge participants: