Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

Week 13: Faded Rose

I finished this one last week but haven’t gotten around to posting it until now! I used an autumn jasper focal (the pink flecks match the challenge swatch!) with peridot gemstone chips; glass beads; and antiqued brass beads, chain, bells, and findings.

Laying it all out... Stringing! The Focal

The full-length shot! From the right! Focal Close-up

From the left!

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Week 12: Storm Blue

Took me a while to get this one just right, but here it is!

The focal and clasp accent are fluorite, and they go nicely with the glass seed beads and glass pearls. Silver-plated chain and findings “round” this one out! (Get it? Because rings!)

Inventory Selection Lovely blue fluorite focal! Getting there...
Focal Close-Up Diamond-Cut Rings Fluorite Toggle Clasp Accent

Wheee!!

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Week 11: Thistle

A companion set of earrings for Week 10’s necklace! So fancy!!

Getting started... ...And done! On Black

Complete set!

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Week 10: Mellow Rose

I’ve been amassing a hoard of components for this challenge since…week 6, maybe? (The pic below is from March 17th, so about a month ago, yeah.) I saw these beautiful glass beads in my stash and knew I HAD to use them in something soon.

No lie!

Here’s what happened. I’m pretty much in luuurve with this piece. I used copper beads and copper/copper-plated findings with glass beads and a blue aventurine donut. I stalled on the design a few days back, but after staring at it for a while, I was able to get back to work and turn it into something amazeballs. I think I’m gonna do a two-fer again and make earrings to match this bad boy for week 11.

Pile of shiny things. Stringing it along! Close view of the focal area.

Shiiiiiny...

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Week 9: Bay

Finally got to finish these! I’ve been waiting to use these green aluminum earwires, and Week 9 offered the perfect opportunity.

The beaded beads are flat even-count peyote (curled and stitched to make tubes). The green gemstone is dyed mountain “jade” (I think), which is a dolomite marble from Asia. The round drops are mother of pearl.

These colors make me think of iridescent mermaid scales. 🙂

The raw materials The hard part -- my fingers haven't forgiven me yet. Close up

All done!

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