Last week I mentioned the Jewelry Challenge that the talented and lovely Lorelei posed to her blog readers. As I mentioned, I signed myself up for the challenge and today is the reveal of our necklaces.
Once I found all the sets of beads (only having to substitute the black cinnabar for the brown she chose), I laid out the strands and let my creativity go to work. I even slept on it, knowing that some of my best inspiration comes in that period between sleep and wake (I'm weird, I know.)
While the beads seemed to flow together easily, the challenge for me was to work the white chain into my design. As part of the rules, we could use any two other types of beads, any clasp, and any focal.
I ended up only using one other bead type, white freshwater pearls. The clasp is a flower/leaf toggle. For the focal, I decided to do what I do best and made a soldered collage pendant to compliment the colors of the beads Lorelei chose.
And this is what I produced.
As well, please visit Lorelei's blog to see pictures of what she and some other designers (without blogs) also created. How fun is this!!??
Hilary of Fryestyle
For My Sweet Daughter
My Life Under the Bus
Kristie of DreamSomeDesigns
Linda's Bead Blog & Meanderings
Raida of HavanaBeads
Erin of Treasuresfound
Molly of BeautifullyBrokenMe
Beading by Malin de Koning
Deborah M Purdy
Erin Siegel Jewelry
beads by breul
Beads for Busy Gals
Nayas Organized Chaos
2 catch a hummingbird
Rosebud For the Love of Beads
Elysian Studio Art
Designs by Debi
sweet girl design
Silver Rose Designs
I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Lorelei for hosting this challenge and blog hop. I really had a lot of fun using materials I didn't pick out to fuel my creativity. Thanks so much, now get your booty over to those other blogs!
Jewelry Challenge Reveal Day
I’m a jewelry-artist, treasure hunter, & nature-lover that finds joy in the smallest things. I hope to spread that joy and inspiration.
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*Love* that focal !!! Wasn't this a blast? I had nightmares about that chain and everyone did such a great job with it. Happy Blog Hopping!ReplyDelete
Love your focal and your use of silver with the white chain!ReplyDelete
That pendant goes perfectly with the colors and design of this piece! So awesome. :D I'm digging its message and lovely textures. Lovely work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the focal :) Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
you did a splendid job incorporating the chain! Beautiful pendant too!ReplyDelete
Thank you all so much. I had a ton-o-fun with this challenge and can't wait for another!!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Great focal!ReplyDelete
i love this necklace and the way you broke up the white cinnabar bead with the green pearls..ReplyDelete
your focal is beautiful..
Love your pendant and the fact that it has all the colors of the kit. I also like how you used your white chain. I might venture into a second round with a pendant.ReplyDelete
Okay, I love how you used the green pearls to accent the white cinnabar! Talk about cool :) And your focal, divine!ReplyDelete
Wow how Original and Thoughtful the Design youve done. Very Intresting and really wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lovely. Great use of the white chain.ReplyDelete
I love your focal and how you strung the green pearls over the white coins! Great job!ReplyDelete
Gosh, I absolutely love your focal! So pretty. Lovely necklace altogether.ReplyDelete
that is great! love that pendant!ReplyDelete
I would wear your jewelry! You did a nice job!ReplyDelete
Ohmygoodness!!! I'm loving the love! Thank y'all so VERY much!!ReplyDelete
Great texture! You've done a brilliant job of bringing it all together. The pendant fits the piece marvelously!ReplyDelete
awesome results - love your pendant!ReplyDelete
so sweet. i love the use of the green pearls to 'trap' the carved ivories.ReplyDelete
I love your focal bead and the interesting way you wrapped the pearls. Very pretty!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful interpretaion of this challenge! I LOVE your focal, and the way you strung the green and white pearls around the cinnabar beads adds so much texture - beautiful!ReplyDelete
Nice! I love our focal. It is fun to see what everyone has created with the same materials.ReplyDelete
I lovelovelove that pendant! What a super cute super fun necklace.ReplyDelete
Love what you did with this! It was so funny, reading on blog after blog that the artists hated the white chain! You made it work,though! I will say it once again, I love your stuff!ReplyDelete
I think it's all been said, and I agree your necklace is beautiful... what a fantastic art piece to wear proudly. And I agree too that the focal is just wonderful!ReplyDelete
I can't stop smiling over all the wonderful things y'all have said. I really, really appreciate it. Thanks so very much. :DReplyDelete