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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Colors of Spring Blog Hop Reveal



I was thrilled when I saw this post because I am a big fan of Sally Russick's enameled beads.
I chose the Starfish palette and was sent (forgot to take before pics) a tan lentil, green rounds and some light colored tube beads.
If you saw my post from yesterday I used some of Sally's beads in the necklace I made for Finally Friday.
Here is the necklace I made for today's hop.


I started by wire wrapping the front side of the lentil, then I added a bead from Gaea and a branch disc from Heather Powers.


Then I layered a pendant from Marsha Neal with a pendant from Cynthia Thornton.

Then I wire wrapped a lampwork bead from 2BeadSisters and some more of Sally's enameled beads.

I finished the necklace off with silk from Marsha Neal and a Vintaj Natural Brass hook clasp.

Thank so much for checking out my necklace and I hope you will hop along with the other participants:


List of paticipants:



~Shannon

24 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Shannon, Your necklace is very pretty I like your design with all the different materials and techniques.
Therese

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Shannon, I love the flowered bead in this design. It adds something very feminine to the color pallet. Cool design.

Lesley said...

Very pretty Shannon - love the mix of materials and textures. Perfect for spring.

Maryanne said...

Love your necklace, Shannon. I like the mix of beads, fiber and metal. Very cool.

Patti Van said...

Boy, I am seeing alot of silk being used in the designs...great job! Lovely color palette!

Alice said...

A sweet piece! It looks like a lovely English garden.

Courtney said...

So soft and feminine. I love the silk ribbon, perfect!

maryharding said...

Totally gorgeous. I love the way you layered the 2 pendants and used the silk and all the other beads that went so well with your color scheme. Super!!

Sandi Volpe said...

Great mixed media piece, the colors work so well together.

Kristi Bowman said...

Absolutely beautiful, very soft and feminine!

Sally Russick said...

Shannon! Your necklace has such a beautiful softness! I love how the pinkish/purplish color of the silk and focal pull the whole design together and e the wire wrapping you used to accent the lentil, fantastic!!! The necklace flows so nicely! Beautifully done!


Shannon, THANK YOU so much for participating in the hop!!!

Christine Altmiller said...

So pretty and very spring! Love the Finally Friday piece---great colors!

maryharding said...

Totally gorgeous necklace Shannon. Love the way you layered the pendants and your use of the silks and your overall color scheme.

CraftyHope said...

The wire accents you added on the lentil bead were absolutely inspired! As well, not using it as the focal worked awesomely for you. The combination of colors and beads you chose seems to just flow together. Nicely done!!

kimmykats said...

This really does say spring...as I sit and look at my lilacs starting to bloom, the new greens, the overcast sky this morning....you chose very beautiful beads to accent Sally's beads. A nice serene piece.

Marie Cramp said...

Very pretty and feminine :)

Donna Bradley said...

So beautiful, Shannon! Love how soft and feminine this piece is.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Your necklace is so soft and lovely! I just love all of the art beads you incorporated into your design, too! And the colors are beautiful- great job, Shannon!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Pretty combination of colors and findings - love the focal piece and how you put it all together ~JLynn

kristibasket said...

Cute!! Love silk with the clay, glass and Sally's bead! Great combination!!

Pixiloo said...

I love all the soft colors. Such a fun, springy design. :) Beautiful necklace.

Elisabeth said...

Wow what a great necklace with so many talented artists represented. Beautiful!

SueBeads said...

Great job (on both) Shannon! I love the spring feel of this necklace!

Lori Anderson said...

I love this!!!!