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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lima Bead's Challenge Reveal Day

Welcome to the reveal day of the Lima Bead's Challenge.

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 :-)
~Shannon

27 comments:

maryharding said...

Love your necklace and your unique pendant. Yes you all picked a gorgeous set of beads. Thanks so much for doing this.

maryharding said...

Shannon, I linked up but the first one is not quite right. If you can remove it go ahead. So sorry.

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh my, I love both pieces!! Everything I've seen so far from this kit is really beautiful. They should sell more of them, I wanted to get one but knew I wouldn't have time to participate in the challenge. Beautiful work!!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Shannon, I love your pieces. It was such fun to participate in this challenge. You and Lorelei picked great beads for us to play with! Happy Hopping!
{Hugs!}

Kathy said...

The charms on the bracelet are what caught my eye on your bracelet...such a perfect finishing touch to a gorgeous design!

Malin de Koning said...

Shannon! Firstly, thank you so much for arranging this with Lorelei! It's been awesome.

I really like both your pieces, but my favourite is the bracelet! Soothing colors and an autumny feel.

SueBeads said...

Shannon, I love your pieces! Our necklaces are similar but yours is so much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cece said...

Thanks for such a great selection of beads to play along with. Your designs are so sweet. Wonderful work.

Alice said...

Shannon, I love what you did with the pendant--so pretty. The bracelet is so beautiful with all the lovely colors.

Steph L. said...

Very nice, geat job with both pieces! I love the beads you picked out.

Penny said...

Love what you created Shannon, the bracelet is my favorite.

Firefly Visions said...

I am such a sucker for bracelets. I love the incorporation of the ribbon. Thanks for working with Lorelei to create such a wonderful challenge kit.

TesoriTrovati said...

How beautiful Miss Shannon! I especially love the mixed media feel of your necklace. Such a pretty frame and reminds me that I have that exact piece. So lovely. What a nice hop. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Molly Alexander said...

So beautiful! I love your designs - the necklace is perfect - I love the drops off to the side. The bracelet has such beautiful color and movement - fantastic! Thanks so much for hosting this hop with Lorelei - I can't wait for the next one! :)

Elisabeth said...

Love both the necklace and the bracelet - you are so more daring than I mixing up sizes and materials. Awesome!

Cece Cormier said...

Your bracelet is beautiful. Thanks for hosting and selecting beads that were easy to create around.

CraftyHope said...

Oh Shannon,
Both of your pieces are just wonderful. I adore the focal you made for the necklace. It's beautiful!

Tracy said...

Beautiful designs, love the warmth and autumn colours of the bracelet.

Pixiloo said...

Shannon, I love how you used the beads! That necklace is stunning! The colors work so well together. Thanks to you and Lorelei for picking out the beads.

Melissa said...

I love how you transformed the filigree pendant, it's fantastic! I'm also totally intrigued by the use of the teardrop seed beads strung on the bracelet, it never dawned on me to string them before.

Thanks so much for putting this challenge together, I had a lot of fun! (Using the ribbon was soooo outside my box, but it has got the wheels turning....) :)

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Shannon! Just finally getting around to the rest of the blogs, yesterday I had a wedding to go to so I apologize for the delay!
Thank you for being such a great partner in this challenge!! I hope you had fun creating with the beads. I know I did. I love what you came up with- the handcrafted pendant on the first necklace is so eye-catching, and I love the asymmetrical bracelet design! The colors in the bracelet are perfect for Fall!

Holly said...

Shannon! Oh goodness, girl, I love both of the pieces you made with this wonderful kit. That bracelet, though, that in particular, keeps drawing my eye ;)

Spirited Earth said...

both of these are lovely ..the bracelet really speaks to me.

Wendy H said...

What beautiful beads and lovely designs.

Shel said...

Wow - these are super! I'm really lovin' the bracelet. It just blends so well and is such a great design. Love the variety in the necklace - it really is a stand-out piece!

Cynthia said...

I love your altered blank on the necklace. And I really like (love) the bracelet too! Both are very pretty!
Thanks for picking out such a pretty kit to work with!

Jen V. said...

The kit you guys chose was pretty all by itself, but you guys really inspired some magic...I've been out and about looking at the projects and they're all fantastic!
Take care!
Jen