I always love a good challenge! Especially when it comes to jewelry design.
Do you ever feel like your jewelry looks the same, but with maybe a different pendant?
I do....my rut is designing with blue. It's my go to color. And sea life....what's not to love?
I found out about this challenge on Facebook. I really enjoy Lorelei's and
Heather's designs, our challenge hostesses. I took a picture of the chosen beads, wrote
down the SKU numbers and went shopping to the Michael's store in Port Charlotte,
Florida. I found the first couple of strands no problem. I can't say that for all of them!
I found "similar" styles and colors, so I threw them into my shopping basket. The strand
that is the most unique to the challenge is the hot pink beads. They are a little bigger...
but they are pretty!
We could add 2 more bead styles to our design. I was inspired by the wood beads and the
flower beads, so I went with a nature theme. My owl face, swirl bead and faceted bead are
my ceramic components. For those of you first meeting me, I am a ceramic bead artist,
so it's a must that my design is centered around my handmade beads! The second
component I chose was gold metal chain, clasp and spacer beads. I went with the gold
accent on the blue glass beads. I usually reach for silver accents with blue.
The last blog hop I participated in was all about waxed linen. I have fallen in love
with the stuff! I used a turquoise waxed linen to string the beads onto. After tying
an overhand knot onto my owl face, I had 4 strands on each side. I strung different
beads on each strand, twisted them, added the ceramic accent and tied them to the chain.
I also put my oversized lobster claw clasp on the side instead of the back....just because
I thought it was cool and didn't want to hide it.
I hope you like my design! I had fun with this challenge. If you'd like to see more
of my beads, please visit my etsy shop at www.fireflydesignstudio.etsy.com