See earlier post (http://goodtogojewelry.blogspot.com/2013/02/bead-soup-2013_11.html) on how this Bead Soup thang works.
To browse through other 1st Reveal Bead soups visit: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/2013/03/7th-bead-soup-blog-party-first-reveal.html
Although the challenge only requires you to use the focal and clasp from the gifted soup; I made it my challenge to use all the components and beads Carolyn sent to me. I did not add anything from my stash, except the stringing component.
I love the personal touches in my soup: the M glass charm, the 13 (for bead soup 2013) head pin, the handcrafted glass headpins, focal and clasp.
I was able to work all these into a natural, beachy necklace. I am looking forward to wearing it; now that it has been revealed!