Thank you for stopping by to see what I made for this blog hop sponsored by Michelle Mach. I love doing Michelle’s challenges because she sends out really fun kits. This was no exception. Michelle sent us a basic bracelet of beautiful crystals and rondelles on stretchy cord, and challenged us to make something new, different, and Spring-y with it!
Of course, I didn’t even start thinking about this until this past weekend, and I completed my projects tonight, and now I’m scrambling to get some suitable photos. Hopefully, the ones I post will convey my creations properly. I loved this shade of blue, and a few things popped into my head. I’ve been doing a lot with cord and fiber lately, and I had blue cord in a coordinating color. I also realized that I had Lumiere paint in the same shade of blue. The blue reminded me of a peacock, and it just so happened that I had a peacock pendant. I used Lumiere paints in the coordinating blue, and three other shades to paint the peacocks tail feathers. I strung Swarovski crystals in a coordinating shade, and tied on a toggle, and it was good to go. Time to make creation number two with the rest of the beads.
I wanted to use the shiny silvertone rondelles, so I used them with the remaining blue beads, and some AB crystals I had to make bead units on eyepins. I had some coordinating blue chain that I’ve been dying to use, and to tie into the Spring theme, I attached a beautiful silverplated flower from B’sue Boutiques to which I added a pearl centerpiece. I hope I was able to bring a little Spring to you today. Please go visit the rest of the designers and see what they made!
Michelle – Beads & Books [Hostess]
Andrew – The Writing & Art of Andrew Thornton
Christa – Adventures of One Beady Woman
Dita – Alankarshilpa
Donetta – Simply Gorgeous
Erin – Erin Siegel Jewelry
Heather – As I Bead It
Karen – Over the Moon Design
Kate – We Can Make That At Home
Kay – Palm Coast Art
Kim – CianciBlue
Kristina – Wild Roses and Blackberries
Linda – Lindy’s Designs
Lisa – Pine Ridge Treasures
Marlene – Amazing Designs by Marlene
Michelle – Reverie & Revival
Pamela – Someday Beads
Renetha – Lamplight Crafts
Sharyl – Catchenthesun
Terry – Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Therese – Therese’s Treasures