It's been awhile since I blogged. I have spent many hours beading and creating but have not written about any of the pieces that I have created. I have been a bit lazy in that department. Just having so much fun creating.
Today is the reveal date for the "Clay and Metal" blog hop featuring components from Sharyl Mc-Millian Nelson of Metapolies. Here is a photo of what I had to work with:
50 4mm Tiara Crystals, 2 green and gold metal dangles and a green wreath shaped, metal dangle/charm green in color with red berries on it, and a single clear 6mm rondelle. It was hard to get started on this project as the deadline was today Nov 15 and I usually don't start on Christmas projects until after Thanksgiving. Call me a prude, but I think Thanksgiving has lost its appeal to many as it seems to be nothing more than a strategy planning day for Black Friday shopping...but I don't want to get off course here so I will save that for a future blog.
My pieces are normally fairly large and chunky, therefore I knew right away that I would have to think 'outside the box' to come up with a piece or pieces that are softer and not quite as bold since the components were lighter and more delicate than I normally choose to work with. I first made a right angle weave bracelet and embellished with 11/0 gold seed beads. Next, I decided on a simple pair of dangle earrings using the 2 matching metal components and the Tiara crystals adding then to a pair of gold lever back ear wires. LastelyI got a bit of wire wrapping practice in as I put the remaining crystals left from the bracelet and earrings to a simple gold chain and hung the wreath charm from the center using the single rondelle as a center for the wreath.
I hope you like my pieces...Thanks for visiting!
Please leave a comment at the bottom of the blog for a chance to win the necklace and earrings. Each person that comments will have their name put into a 'hat' for a random drawing that will take place on Saturday Nov 22, 2014. Please leave your email address for contact information.
Please visit the blogs listed at the bottom of the page for a look at more "Clay and Metal" designs by other participants.
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Marybeth Rich, A Few Words from within the Pines
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Ann Schroeder, Bead Love
Carol Briody, A Beads Life
Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck
Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
Susan Anderson, La Main Tresor
LeAnne Loftus, First Impression DesignLeithleach Seodra, Alainn Jewelry