Friday, January 21, 2011

Fusion Beads Reader Challenge-Blog Hop

 I am SO excited to participate in this blog hop. I have been motivated to work with different materials, start a new blog and finish some projects that have been on my bead table for way too long. Once I got started I couldn't stop. In the bracelet I used some of all the beads, the toggle and chord (I was unable to get the leaves) I added the turquoise ceramic beads because I had just purchased them and was dying to use them and they go really well with the brown and olive. I have been doing a lot of crochet bead jewelry lately so when I was thinking about a way to use the smaller beads that wouldn't fit on the chord I decided the figure out a way to crochet with the beads around the chord and it worked really well.

 Then I decided I needed to make a coordinating necklace and use one of the little owl pendants I have been making. I used some of all the beads, seed beads and a vintage shoe button for the clasp.


 I really loved the little drop beads and how well the went with so many different colors so I used them in this little crochet mushroom necklace.
 and to finish this turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace with a chandelier drop pendant that I added a Fleur d lis and some french script.
A special thank you to Loreli for creating this blog hop. I have had a beady jump start and Fun, fun, fun!

17 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, I just love the pendants you created for these pieces! And what an abundance of stuff you made for the challenge....all are just loverly! Wasn't this fun?

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  2. Wow - what a beautiful set of designs you have here! I especially love the crochet accents, and would love to learn how to use this technique in my own jewelry. Well done!

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  3. Using the crochet technique the way you did is an amazing idea, it adds so much to the bracelet! Lovely colours, too!

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  4. What a great pop of color that turqoise is! And your little pendants are charming. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  5. Beautiful! I love the ceramic turqois with the other beads. Everything enhances each others beauty.

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  6. Pretty! I love the crystal pendant you made. I am dying to make some of those myself.

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  7. Your bracelet is so inventive. I really like it. This really inspired you to be productive, didn't it? I made earrings and a bracelt to go with mine, but didn't get them photographed in time. Ah well, another blog post, then! Great work!

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  8. WOW! Clearly you took this challenge and ran with it! I love all of the pieces you created, and I happy to see some extra color in your designs!
    Thanks for playing!

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  9. Really lovely! I like how the cording wraps around the beads in the bracelet tying the diverse beads together.

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  10. Wow! I love the crocheted pieces.

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  11. Wow, you made so many nice pieces. Am loving the brown/turquoise combination. And your own sweet owl pendant is a great addition.
    Jenni

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  12. You went wild, woman! Great designs and those pendants are ADORABLE!

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  13. OMG! you really were excited, look at what beauties you have created. The turquoise and brown is a winning combination and the bracelet is a winner.

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  14. Wow so much jewelry so little time! These are fabulous!!! I am loving the little mushroom and the first bracelet - the turquoise looks great!

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  15. Wow, they are all so beautiful! I love what you did with the seed beads by crocheting them around the others! So unique and creative!

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  16. I love these! The pale turquoise ceramic beads lighten the color palette and also add a smooth, serene texture that works perfectly with the other beads. And the seed bead crochet was a marvelous idea; although I am not very dexterous and generally avoid tiny beads, I'm tempted to try it now! Nice work!

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  17. All of those are just beautifully done!

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