So what did I do? I joined "You Pick 8"! The exchange goes like this: A group of 16 people all pick an "inspiration" picture. Everyone makes a bead (or a few) based on their interpretation of the various pictures. In the end, you get beads from everyone based on your picture.
I participated in round 6, and above you can see some examples of what I came up with for some various pictures. Some were very fun to make, others posed a huge challenge.
To the left is my picture for this round (round 8, I sat out on 7). The results I'm hoping for are some beads I can make into a necklace to wear to work. The Paw Wash has an aqua theme and well...there ya go!