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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snowflake Challenge Part 2

So after I was disappointed with Round 1, I dismantled and started fresh.  I added my own silver chain, freshwater pearls and some other beads.  I had nothing in mind other than making something I liked.  Blue is my favorite color, so I definitely wanted to use as many of the kit's beads as possible.  I added a pair of simple earrings from the beads I did not use on the necklace.  I added the pearls so that the necklace did not have too much of a winter feel to it.  I tend to wear blue more in the summer than the winter, so I designed the necklace to be worn over a turtleneck as well as with a v-neck t-shirt and a navy cardigan. 

I have no intention of selling this set, unless the price is right. ;-) 

For those who aren't part of the contest, here is the kit we received. . . .

Here's the chaos  .  .  .  . 

Here's the finished product . . . . 22" necklace and earrings. . . .

A close-up of the beautiful pendant and blue beads . . . . 

And finally, here's the necklace, on a black background. 

Here is a link to the host blog which contains the other contest participants:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Secret Snowflake Challenge - Part 1

So I finally got the time to sit down and work on the jewelry/beading challenge . . . . I had been trying to sit down and work on it for the past 7 or 8 straight days.  But with a family, a full-time job and getting ready for next semester of my MBA, well . . . . time is not on my side.   (Please disregard the fish tank, holiday placemats and Incredible Hulk). 

Meh.  It's alright.  22" lariat styled necklace and two french hook earrings.  I used my own stash for the "back" part of the necklace so that the prettier, "competition" beads could be showcased in the front. 

I like it.  But I don't LOVE it. 

So this is draft one.  I am going to dismantle this and re-do it with a new design in mind.

Stay tuned.  :-)

Before I forget, here's a link to the other participants: