Monday, July 30, 2012

Had Me a Blast!

So, when I signed up for Amybeads Summer Lovin Blog Hop, I knew it would be fun.  I saw the beads and I loved them right off.  When I received them, I was even happier.  They were just perfect, and rather dainty and elegant.

Now, for anyone who knows anything about me, knows I ain't elegant, and I ain't dainty, LOL!  So, this was a perfect challenge for me.  I love, love, love going outside my own zone.

I worked this necklace in Russian Spiral Weave, which is glorified peyote stitch, and very much a favorite, because I love all things spiral.  So without further verbosity, here it is, the result of Amy's very good influence on me!


Be sure to check Amy's blog http://amybeads.blogspot.com/ for the list of other summer lovers, and hop around to all of them if you can!  Thanks, Amy, for your time and initiative in organizing this great little party.



15 comments:

AntiquityTravelers said...

OMG - I'm in love with this necklace! I love how you took the same pastten and switched up the size of the beads and the colors. AMAZINGLY gorgeous

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shannon,
I love how you necklace turned out it is beautiful. I enjoy doing the Russian Spiral and it is one that I have not done in a while.
Therese

Sandra said...

See, I'm so not into bead weaving, but I LOVE what you did there. Especially details like how you used the bali type beads for finishing the necklace, and how you did the center section with the pearls. Looks great, and it works very well for a focal as large as this one.

Ginger Bishop said...

That is one great piece. I may have to try the Russian spiral because I love peyote. Your necklace is really lovely.

Amy said...

Shannon - this is just amazing!!! I LOVE the graduated rope, it compliments the focal beautifully! Great work! Thank you for playing along!!!

Dawn Doucette said...

I love the Russian Spiral... always have and it was one of the very first stitches that got me hooked on seed beads! I really like how you "spiraled" the pearls. Very classy and creates a nice, tapered line! Great to meet you via the challenge!
{Hugs!}

Pixiloo said...

I love how you used the pearls in the spiral in the center and the rest of the rope just flows along. This is a beautiful necklace.

Kristen said...

I love a good russian spiral so you know I am loving this!

Shirley said...

Oh yeah! Russian Spiral is one of my favorite stitches, and I'm thrilled to see how you increased it, that looks just lovely!

Linda Y said...

I love the Russian spiral that you used in this piece. It is really beautiful.

Lois Moon said...

Gorgeous. I really need to try a Russian spiral...I love how you used the big pearls in the spiral.

Maryanne said...

Your necklace is beautiful! I love the Russian spiral!

Beetique said...

This spiral is quite the touch to the necklace. I'm blown away by the beadwork!

Audrey BĂ©langer said...

You seed beaders are nutso. Wow. o_o (yes, that is a compliment. XD)

Mary said...

I love what you did with the seed bead spiral, I am going to have to learn how to do that, it is so pretty.