For those that didn't see the original post (click here) for this challenge my friend Lorelei Eurto and I picked some beads from LimaBeads.com. Lima Beads offered these kits for sale on their website (they sold out in like 24 hours!) and anyone who bought the kit was to make something with the beads. You could add your own beads, focal, whatev. we just did this for fun :-)
|Beads in kit|
So here's what I made with our huge stash of beads, seriously there were a lot of beads in that kit! I am working on a 3rd piece and hoped to have it done but a busy week at the salon, a wedding, teething toddler who refuses to nap and a hurt shoulder got in the way of finishing it :-( Bad hostess. I hope to get it done on Sunday or Monday and I will post picks when I do. It has those Biwa stick pearls in it.
Anyway, on to what I DID make.
A necklace. In it I used basically every bead in the kit. I couldn't help it, they all looked so good together. I also made my own focal by taking the filigree from the kit and layering it with another Vintaj filigree piece and a blank which I altered.
A bracelet. For the bracelet I used the ribbon and the chain from the kit then added teardrop seed beads, wood beads, fire polished glass, a lampwork bead from Genea Beads and a ceramic bead from MaryAnn Carroll.
Now hopefully the linky is working and you can add your blog to the hop so I/we can check out what you made. I hope everyone had fun with this challenge, I hope it stretched you outside of your comfort zone. I know they always make me work outside my box and this one was no different, even though I helped pick the beads.
Thanks for participating and for hopping along :-)