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.
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