Friday, May 27, 2011

Last Friday In May

It is the very last Friday in May :-(
Next month at this time I will have a 2 year old. The time is flying by.
The good thing about the last Friday of the month is the Artisan Clay Design Team Reveal!!!

We were given these beads:
Aren't they amazing?!

I immediately thought "oh earrings" but then didn't want to be too simple. So I made a complicated earring out of them, epic fail. They almost ripped my ear off, waaaayyy too heavy. So I cute them apart and thought "I can make 2 of the same, like BFF necklaces" So I made the first necklace.

I think it is pretty cool. I made a coil and wire wrapped the pendant, added jump rings, silk from Marsha Neal Studio, a lampwork bead from Amanda of Sea Shore Glass and Vintaj chain and bead caps. I did that one last week and figured I had a whole week to make the other one.

Then I had a dream about a tree entwined by beautiful, leafy vines dripping with dew. I got right to work and came up with this piece. I love the twisting Vinatj wire and the sprinkling of tiny Swarovski crystals.

Doesn't it remind you of a vine?

I was also so excited to have been given the necklace from Jeannie in my last post because the peridot chips were the perfect addition to this necklace. I also used up the rest of my silk from Marsha :-)

I hope you like the 2 necklaces I made and I hope you will check out the other artists pieces and see what they did with their pendants from Kristie.
Thanks for stopping by!


Marcie Abney

Shannon Chomanczuk <---you're there! :-)

Carol Dean Sharpe

Staci Louise Smith

Jen Velasquez

Susan Kennedy

Penny Neville 

and the woman who made all these beauties: Kristie Roeder

Here is the gadget link-


Holly said...

Beautiful necklaces! I love the twining vines, but even more so, do I love the idea of BFF necklaces!

Janet said...

Really lovely Shannon! Both of them are lovely!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These came out gorgeous! The peridot chips are perfect with the focal piece! ~Val

SueBeads said...

Very cool! You did a great job with both. I immediately thought earrings at first too, but they did seem too heavy!

Anonymous said...

Shannon! The necklaces are beautiful! You were right, those peridot chips worked perfectly!

CraftyHope said...

I like that first one, but the second one is just Amazing! Isn't it crazy how we can be inspired while our brains and bodies are supposed to be resting. Perhaps that's just what happens when we turn the rest of the noise off. Lovely work!!

Carol Dean said...

I love the idea of BFF necklaces, alike yet not the same! Both turned out wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Those are such pretty focals and I love both of your necklaces alot. They're going to look great on someone this summer with the bright colors, but it's reading Spring growth right now!

Janet, Honey from the Bee

Anonymous said...

I love them both!

The peridot and the vines are my favorite.
BFF necklaces rock! You will both be sending eachother positive energy every time you wear them!
Artisan Clay

Marcie A. said...

These are awesome! I love the mix of colors and I like the softness of the fibers. Great job!

Anonymous said...

love it with the cord and chain. great colors! -- Amy @

Jen V. said...

They're both fantastic! That lampwork bead is perfect. Thank goodness for hoarding! haaaaaaaa

Erin said...

Ooo...Shannon. I LOVE the second necklace! Just beautiful. That wire wrapped bail is fantastic and I really like the silk ribbons with the chip beads.