Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lorelei Eurto's Beadin Path Challenge Blog Hop

When I joined this hop, I must have been totally out of my mind, because big beads scare me, and, although I have some lucite around here, I never know what to do with it.  Oh, well, on to the outcome of my insanity.  This challenge was great fun, and I fell in love with the components immediately.  Here are the kit beads (picture blatantly ripped off from Lorelei's blog.)

Awesome, eh?

So, I used this challenge as an opportunity to try weaving ribbon into chain.  I had seen several tutorials online, and just decided it would work in a bold and chunky necklace,  then I made lots of wire wrapped dangles out of the lucite beads and leftover gold-tone components and headpins.  I love totally costume-y jewelry sometimes.  I even made a lucite chunk necklace once that came out looking like a Wilma Flintstone designer number.  So, here is my latest brave foray into lucite.  I was kind of surprised that, as bold as I wanted it to be, it came out kind of girly with the little dangles.  All the bright shades and the chunky chain, however,  definitely say BOLD!

Bold and Spicy!

Check out Lorelei's blog to see some more lucite madness!  Thanks, dear lady, for your sponsorship of the fun fun fun challenge!  thanks, also, to the Beadin Path for their great beads and components.  The buttons made me really happy (one is used for the clasp.)


Lorelei Eurto said...

That's a party for the neck!! Love the fringe! Great idea to pair with the large chain with ribbon added in for softness!
Great job!!

Alice said...

What a fun piece! I love all the dangles!!!

Pixiloo said...

I love the multi strand look and how you used the ribbon with the chain. It's definitely a fun piece! I bet you can't wait to wear it. :)

Copper Diem said...

Wow! that piece is a showstopper!

freshbakeddesigns said...

Super cute. Love the fiber braid and chain to balance out all the fun chunky beads.

Lisa Cone - Inspired Adornments said...

So colorful and a great shape! It would really pop again a solid color . Great job!