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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Andrew Thornton's February Challenge

Don't forget to check out my previous post! Today was also the reveal of the Echo Creative Club....


When I saw that this was the last challenge that Andrew Thornton was hosting I jumped at the chance to participate and much to my surprise I got a kit. He didn't have many available and what he did have sold fast.
The catch? The contents were a mystery.
Here is what was sent:

Yikes! Pink



Awesome Sauce! Loved this little bag of goodies :-)

I let the beads simmer on my beading table for a few days and then popped open that little baggie and dove right in. I decided to stick with the randomness of the baggie and use the contents randomly.
Here is the necklace I made, it is pretty far out of my box but I love it.







Bead dangles all from the baggie of beads and Vintaj natural brass chain and findings.


Pendant from Marsha Neal





I also made this bracelet. This is so "me" in its rustic simplicity. I have a shirt that is stripes of purple and grey with 3/4 length sleeves and this bracelet is so awesome with it.
I used the mystery components which are the 2 enameled round beads. I also grabbed the ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor. 





Chalcedony Briolette and Round Rabbit Extra Focal




Mystery component, enameled round beads


Toggle bar made with a stick from Marsha Neal and a Vintaj natural brass ring.


Ceramic beads from Gaea Cannaday, lamp work from HMB Studio


Head over to Andrew's Blog to see what he made with their pink palette of beads and here are the participants:

Shannon Chomanczuk <---you are here


~Shannon



17 comments:

Sandra Young said...

Wow - that's quite the soup and wonderful work with the contents!

Therese's Treasures said...

Wow Shannon, these are beautiful I love the necklace and the bracelet is to die for.
Therese

Suzette said...

Both designs are very pretty! I love the colors and layout! Suzette

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Wow, Shannon - these are lovely pieces. I have to say that the bracelet totally rocks the house. I love everything about, right down to the shape and texture of each bead!

TesoriTrovati said...

Those are both so soft and pretty! I love what you did with the dangles on the first one up the side. Clever design! Off to check out the rest!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Shel said...

Shannon - these are gorgeous! I love the necklace and the pendant is smashing! Love the bracelet too and the way you incorporated Marsha's bead as a toggle - excellent design and lovely colors!

Lori Anderson said...

I absolutely adore them both and swoop them off your table and take off running if I could! :-) You rocked it!

Kristen said...

Yep my dear Shannon you totally ROCK!

Alice said...

Shannon, I'm not a fan of pink so this really would have been a challenge for me. I love the pieces you made. You managed to use the pink in a way that made it seem not so sugary--if that makes sense.

Patti Van said...

Wonderful job! I love that Marsha Neal focal in the necklace!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Love what you did with the soup contents...all those little dangles so fun! I especially like the bracelet very pretty!

Cindy Cima said...

I love pink! Marsha's pendant looks wonderful with the necklace! I love the bracelet too!

BackstoryBeads said...

I usually run away from anything pink, but you've elevated the color to a whole new status with your designs. Love the Marsha Neal focal and toggle clasp design on your bracelet.

Cillaw said...

both are beauties!

Creations by Kari said...

Love, love, love your pieces! Beautiful!

Andrew Thornton said...

Beautiful pieces! Pink is a real challenge for me as well and I have a rather large stash of them, because I am always trying to push myself out of my comfort zone. I am glad that things came together in your pieces and resulted in some lovely work! Good job!

And thank you for participating! This is the last challenge like this, but there are more on the horizon with a twist.

Andrew Thornton said...

Beautiful pieces! Pink is a real challenge for me as well and I have a rather large stash of them, because I am always trying to push myself out of my comfort zone. I am glad that things came together in your pieces and resulted in some lovely work! Good job!

And thank you for participating! This is the last challenge like this, but there are more on the horizon with a twist.