First - a HUGE shoutout to my girl, Kari Asbury for her help, this year. Y'all should really be sure to thank her, as well. =)
Now....for my partner!
This year, I had Inge Van Roos and I was one SPOILED girl! Holy CANOLI! Inge makes her own lampwork beads and absolutely OVERWHELMED me with not 1....not 2...but 3! different color schemes. Blue/greens (YES! She made that bead with the goldfish!!!), rainbow beads and my FAVORITE the pink/purple family. Y'all - I could HARDLY choose which palate to go with! I've got some big plans for the rainbows.... but for Hop purposes - I wanted to go with pinks/purples.
|Click to enlarge and see the details in all these beads! Dang girl!!|
If you've followed my challenge adventures, you know that I LOVE to give myself an extra challenge within a challenge. This year, I decided that I wanted to make a piece that could be worn at least 2 different ways.
In addition, I've noticed a real trend in jewelry with using curves.... be it a false collar with chain or using seed beads to create swags... I REALLY wanted to incorporate this somehow into my own piece. So...here we are!
Y'all - I picked through all the beads that she sent and pulled all the ones that I LOVED out *y'all LOOK at the details on these beads!* and put them on the strand with the wavy tubes. It was tres-importante to keep the lampwork beads the focus. The chain was there to enhance the lampworks.
As for the challenge within a challenge - I made this piece such that I can wear it short OR I can wear it long. By using the round links, as connectors, it makes sense to see them in the long version. I can wear whichever strand I'd like in the front. I kinda love it! Ok - I REALLY love it!
|Click to enlarge and see these CRAZY COOL beads!|
|Another cool shot|
AND.... I also put together another set with her pinks and purples. This one is pretty and classic. I used Swarovski pearls and added in a GORG pendant. *** The story of the pendant is that I created it at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, during "Coffee with Candie". We had the chance to play with the new pearl Vintaj patina paints. EEK! I REALLY loved how this pendant came out. A few weeks later, I ordered the paints for myself and used them to paint the dangles on the earrings that you see, as well.
THANK YOU, Inge! I can't WAIT to see what you've made!
Tell me what YOU think....
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com (You Are Here)
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury https://kariasbury.com/blogs/design-challenges
Nadine Edris http://instagram.com/moondancemaine
Kathy Lindemer https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com
Marde Lowe http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman https://www.instagram.com/laughingsalmon/
Terry Jeanette Carter https://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
LISA JOHNSON https://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Catherine La Vite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Joanne Bell https://joannetinks.wordpress.com
Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Bonnie Robbins https://www.instagram.com/brobbins_wireandwonder/
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/
Robin Reed http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Karin King http://www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com
Erika Price https://www.instagram.com/erikapricejewellery/
Sarah Reid http://www.instagram.com/sarahreiddesigns
Divya N http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Nicole Rennell https://www.instagram.com/nicolerennelldesigns/
Fay Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
andrea frank https://instagram.com/andreazeef
Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.wordpress.com
Seed BeadersDeborah Apodaca https://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
PALAK UDESHI http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
Penny Houghton http://www.forgottentrack.com.au/blog
Paulina Russell Http://www.instagram.com/thewildbead
Heather Canepa http://www.instagram.com/canepaheather
Tina Hemr http://instagram.com/mariecaroldesigns
NAOMI KNAFLA https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/
Michelle Marson https://www.instagram.com/ellecountry/
REbecca White https://morganafeycreations.com/blog/
Laura Bosch https://www.instagram.com/lauraboschmultibeadia
Kathleen Breeding https://www.instagram.com/99bobotw.kb/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
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