It was down to the wire, but I turned this:
The bead soup at the top came from the very talented Tammy Powley. You can see all of her work at her blog and specifically what she created with what I sent her here. She sent me some great stuff and I tried to incorporate as much of it as I could. I'm looking forward to playing with the pieces I didn't get to use in time for this reveal in the future.
There were beaders from five continents who participated in this bead soup party and huge thanks go to Lori Anderson for organizing the event. You can find the whole list of participants and blogs on her website. I'm looking forward to checking out all of them over the next few weeks.
I really loved the focal bead that I was sent and the way one of the clasps picked up some of the colors in the multicolored bead. I don't often make really colorful pieces but I really wanted to use the seed beads I was sent plus extra beads from my own collection to capture how multicolored the focal bead was.