I met Jennifer a few years back in a Bead and Button class. We are Facebook friends, and as she quietly completed a piece from Beaded Opulence she would post it on my page. After awhile (we've been through this before, I can be slow to notice a trend) I started seeing that she had completed quite a lot of the pieces.
We exchanged mails and I visited her blog and she did take on the quest to complete every single Beaded Opulence piece!
Jennifer was kind enough to send me the pieces for a photo shoot, and with some online collage software I made a collage. Jennifer was not at all daunted by not being able to find exactly the beads I used, she improvised on many occasions, using some bali pieces for Abacus, a piece of hardware in place of lamp work in Shimmer Queen, and baroque pearls in place of crystals in Cascade.
Cyn Bicker who is also taking on the Julie Julia style challenge reports on being half way through the pieces. She was technically thwarted on her initial quest to provide you with blog details of her journey, but I suspect we will see her completion soon as well. And I hear there are others, so if you are undertaking a similar quest for Beaded Opulence or another book I'd love to hear from you.
And congratulations to Jennifer!