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Friday, January 21, 2011

Fusion Beads Reveal

Today is the big reveal day for Lorelei's Fusion Beads Challenge.
In this challenge we were given a number of items to order from Fusion beads and then were to make a necklace using those items. This time around Lorelei gave us a clasp from Green Girl Studios to work with.


I want to start off by apologizing for the late post my day didn't start off as planned. The plan was to get up early and catch the sun to take my pictures. I woke up late to start with and then the sun wasn't co-operating because we got snow. Then my 19 month old fell and split her lip. She is okay but I am pretty sure it took yet another year off my life.


Okay now on with the challenge!!!!


In an effort to use up my (ever growing) Round Rabbit stash I chose this connector to use in this necklace. I knew it was perfect when my order arrived and the colors went so well together. I chose to keep the neutral palette and add only wire, jump rings and 3 smoky quartz briolettes.

I wanted the leaves to have movement so I wire wrapped them with one of the wood beads and hung them from a Vintaj jump ring. Oh and you may notice I used 2 different colors of leaves. I ordered them both because Fusion was sold out of the one's we were suggested to use and I didn't know which color I would like best. I liked them both and loved them even better together.



I wove the green leather up and around the fire polished beads and knotted it in between. I love how this worked out! I must say I got lucky that the leather fit through enough of the beads to make this work. Up the other side I use 1 strand of the teardrop seed beads and 1 strand of the wood beads. Then I added chain and more wire wrapped fire polished beads.

Here is my lovely model with the necklace on:



and here is my trusty garage sale find with the necklace on:



Thanks so my for visiting now go and check out the rest of the blogs, I will stop by everyone's blog during The Girl's nap later in the afternoon.
 ~Shannon

http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/
http://erinsiegeljewelry.blogspot.com/

http://beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com/
http://beadhappytoday.blogspot.com/

http://thebeaddreamer.com/blog
http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://fryestyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.madmaggiedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/


http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/
http://jennibead.blogspot.com/
http://maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com/
http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://lindalandig.wordpress.com/


http://fireflymyst.blogspot.com/
http://www.awishandacloud.blogspot.com/
http://spiritrattles.blogspot.com/
http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/ <-------- You Are Here!


http://songbeads.blogspot.com/
http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com
http://threeredbeads.blogspot.com/
http://christinec3.blogspot.com/

http://www.earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

maryharding said...

Wow!! Love the way you wire wrapped those leaves with the wooden beads. And the two colors of the leaves together is great. Also like the way you used the leather to wrap the fire polished beads. Great necklace, Shannon.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Super pretty! I love how you incorporated one of Nancy's connectors, it really works well in this design! And your daughter is the cutest!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh poor lip! It came out great though too much stress for one morning!Go have a coffee and breathe : )

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful!
- Marybeth

Jan De Lacy said...

Beautiful work - you should be in a juried show - and the two models give it a different look. If it is for sale, I would like to buy it.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous! I am sure her lip will heal quicker than your memory of it! Hugs to both of you!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Poor girl, I hope she got a treat to make it all better. I love the necklace - awesome! I love how the leaves have movement and I love the colors in the necklace!

Judy said...

Glad your little one is ok, accidents like that sure do suck the life out of a Mom.

Your necklace is lovely, I really like how you used the leather and wrapped the beads. Great job!

Holly said...

Shannon, poor you and poor little one! Sometimes I wonder if things like fat lips are more traumatic for mom than anyone else ;)

Ok, I simply love how you've used the leaves in this necklace! Having them swing and move like that is just loverly....as is the whole piece! (Of course)

Molly Alexander said...

Such a beautiful necklace, made all the more beautiful by your precious model! I love the way you incorporated the different parts - the leather wrapping is awesome, and Nancy's connector is perfect with the rest of the design. Great job!

TesoriTrovati said...

Shannon! Your model is BEAUTIFUL (and I don't mean the garage sale find!) I love the way the Round Rabbit component echoes the leaves. Nicely done!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Christine'sCreations said...

Love your necklace. Your daughter is adorable.

jamberry_song said...

Gorgeous! Love that architectural-style focal and the leaves. It's sweet that you got your daughter to model it. ^__^

lindalandig said...

Shannon, this is my favorite necklace so far and I've been through most of the blogs now. I love the addition of Nancy's connector and the great way that you wrapped the beads with the leather, (slapping my head and thinking, "Why didn't I think of that???") The leaves are very graceful the way you wired them and the garnet: luscious! This is a beauty, for sure!

Charlene said...

This is just stunning!

fireflymyst said...

I love the idea of wire wrapping the leaves and using the wood beads with them. Great idea:)

Jennifer Cameron said...

Awww! I hope your little one is feeling better. This age when they go faster than their balance can handle is rough. My kids both took at least one bad fall each and scraped the skin off their nose, forehead and chin. I would cry every time I looked at them like that.

Your design is absolutely beautiful. I love how you used the leather and the connector!

Regina said...

Love the asymmetry in your design and the variety of components that you have brought in so well together. Very very nice.

Jenni C said...

Shannon, sorry you had a unexpected start to your day but glad she is o.k.
The connector looks beautiful and works so well with the seed beads and 2 colour leaves. Very nice design and interesting all round.
Jenni

Lisa Godfrey said...

What a beautiful necklace! Asymmetrical yet perfectly balanced! Sorry about your little one's lip though. Good thing lips always heal quickly. :-)

Leslie Gidden said...

Love your design and LOVE your model! :) Too cute! Great piece, I love the leaves that you used!

Anna Lear said...

Oh, I know those days so well; I hope your baby girl is okay. Your necklace is wonderful. The two colors of leaves work perfectly, and putting them on wire for movement makes for a nice airy effect. Great idea to knot the leather between the beads, too -- this is a wonderful piece!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I love the connector you used Shannon! Your piece is really lovely! I am a big fan of the olive cord you all used, and I love how you just used it on one side. Great job!

Spirited Earth said...

gorgeous..i especially like the way you worked the leather around the beads and loved the used of the leaves.

Mari said...

this is gorgeous!!! adsolutely my favorite from the challenge!

Pretty Things said...

Very nicely done!