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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Michael's Challenge Results

Today is the day of the big reveal for the Michael's blog challenge. It all started over at Lorelei's Blog. Lorelei went to Michael's  and bought these beads and we are all going to create a necklace using these beads and our own focal bead, clasp and 2 of any other bead we would like.



Here is the necklace I created, I love how it came out. What do you think? I love the colors Lorelei chose and all I added was the shell focal, stick pearls and my own handmade clasp.

Below are the links to all the other participants. Be sure to visit all the participants, there are some really talented artists participating.
I know I cannot wait to see what everyone has come up with.

Mary Harding
Hilary of Fryestyle
My Life Under the Bus
Kristie of DreamSomeDesigns
Linda's Bead Blog & Meanderings
Copper Diem

Andrew Thornton
TyneBodenNecklaces
Raida of HavanaBeads (I need a correct link for this blog!)
Erin of Treasuresfound
Molly of BeautifullyBrokenMe
Beading by Malin de Koning



AuntieAnnie
Gr8Findings
Deborah M Purdy
Spirited Earth

Erin Siegel Jewelry
beads by breul
Beads for Busy Gals
Cynths Blog
Nayas Organized Chaos
Crafty Hope

Rosebud For the Love of Beads
Jamberry Song
Peacock Fairy
Elysian Studio Art
Designs by Debi
sweet girl design




Update- here is a photo of my necklace on my mannequin.I may have to go buy something to wear with it...

36 comments:

jamberry_song said...

This is a gorgeous piece, so simple and chic, and yet complex and really well thought-out. I'm loving the stick pearls with the challenge beads; they bring a great texture to this! The focal, too. It's a very modern-looking design, with very modern colors, and yet the colors and textures are so natural. Nice way to bring it all together! :)

artybecca said...

I really like your necklace design. It was an unusual combination of beads and you put them together in a great way. Simple, but very interesting.

Malin de Koning said...

Mmmmmmmmm, I LIKE!
I particularly like that you let the chain be so important. I know a few out there has thougt the chain was a difficult element, but I personally really like it. And you made it really prominent!
Thanks for sharing.

Nicki said...

This is really neat. I love it. And would love to see how it looks when you wear it.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I love how you used that side focal with the white cinnabar inside!!! Happy Blog Challenge !!! : )

Holly said...

Shannon - beautiful! I love your necklace :) That focal is really cool.
~Holly

Erin said...

Love your design! I really like how you mixed the materials and beads!

lorelei said...

I love it!! Great asymmetrical design, I love what you did with the focal! How did you like working with the white chain?

gr8findings said...

LOVELY! I think you really made the white chain work!

kdevale said...

Very cool.

maryharding said...

That is a very elegant necklace. You look like it was a natural for you. You did great with the white chain. Congrats. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the great comment about my toggle.

Kristi Bowman said...

Really beautiful, I love that the 2 sides are so completely different!

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow!! You did a great job working with these beads! Beautiful!

Spirited Earth said...

this is a beautiful piece,i really like what you did with the focal.

*Debi* said...

Very lovely! Great job and love the focal. I like what you did with the chain :)

Copper Diem said...

I love it - very elegant

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I love the way you used the chain. It was a challenge indeed, right?

Lejonklou said...

gorgeous

Courtney said...

Really beautiful!

Deborah said...

Beautiful piece! I love what you did with the focal!

2CAHummingbird said...

I absolutely love how you used the white chain--that was the hardest part for me, but it looks so pretty the way you incorporated it!

Rebecca said...

Wow! I love what you have done here - such a sweet design.

Linda Landig said...

I never would have imagined that these beads could end up looking so sleek and modern! I am completely impressed! I LOVE your necklace and esp. how the cinnabar fits right into the focal. Cool in every way!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love your piece! I was trying to do something like that with the chain, but I couldn't make it work... your focal is better than my option was!! Great job! I added your facebook page to Elysian Studios favorite pages!

Marcie Abney said...

The chain looks awesome all bunched together. Great job!

rosebud101 said...

I love the necklace! enjoy wearing it!

Christine said...

Great design ~ love the focal!!

Janea aka Naya said...

Love your sense of asymmetrical balance!

Mellisa said...

Beautiful results! Such chutzpah to put the white chain front and center :)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

*blush*
Thanks so much everyone for all the super nice comments. I had a ton of fun with this challenge. I had several designs in my head and this is what came out. I didn't mind the chain as much as others did I chose to make it front and center because I love the draping effect it made.
I wish I had a pic of someone wearing it because it is really nice on.
I cannot wait to participate in the next one!!!
I love visiting all you blogs and seeing what you came up with, what a great Sunday!!!!!

fanciful devices said...

i think there were so many elements, it could be overwhelming. Here, you did something simple, and it couldnt be more perfect.

Raida Disbrow said...

I love your focal, and what a great idea for the white chain, lovely!

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful asymetrical design that is truly a work of art. The shell focal and stick pearls add so much texture - lovely!

Lisa Tracy said...

What a beautiful necklace! Love the simplicity, and very much admire the way you combined such wonderful textures in your design. And that fab focal -- stunning!!! Gorgeous work!

Nicki said...

Hey, I left a comment earlier, but I wanted to come back and tell you that I looked at all the pieces in the blog hop, and your piece is my favorite of all of them. Love love love it.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
I am super excited that you all liked my necklace. You know how us artists are sometimes we need to hear our work is good. From someone other than our mom ;=)
Shannon