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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Beads Of Clay Designer Challenge Reveal



I was sent the above selection of beads (thanks Cilla for the picture) and given the opportunity to participate in the Beads of Clay Designer Challenge.
Beads were sent by:
Marla James
Karen Totten
Janel Goolsby
Julie McKee Rowe
Eleanor Thomas
Kristi Bowman-Gruel

The rules were simple make 1 pair of earrings and 1 necklace and you must use everything you were sent. Yikes! I didn't think I could do it and it took over 4 hours to make the necklace but I did it! Yes I did. I used everything I was sent and made only 1 necklace and 1 pair of earrings.







I love the dangle detail in the front and especially love the earrings. They are long shoulder dusters and are just fun to wear. The necklace is busier than I would normally make and wear but it is growing on me and I am actually starting to like it.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will head to the Beads of Clay blog to see the other participants.
~Shannon

15 comments:

Lesley said...

I think you've done a great job Shannon - it's quite captivating as you travel around the necklace exploring each bead.

stacilouise said...

Love it. I have been making some long necklaces too! So I love the length.. Very nicely done.

Lois Moon said...

Yum! These pieces really show off the colors and textures of each clay bead!

Cassi said...

I love the necklace --there is a lot going on, but it's not overwhelming,and I think using wire to separate some segments keeps the lines clean. I like the asymmetry/symmetry of the orange and blue twisted changes on each side of the necklace dangle.

Cilla said...

I think both are great and I would definitely wear them. The earrings do look like they would be fun to wear.
Great Work!

Cilla said...

The photo credit at the top goes to Lesley ( I pinched her photo too!)

Alice said...

Your necklace is just beautiful! I think the links help keep it from having that heavy feel. I just love those fun earrings! Nice job on this challenge!

Kristen said...

I have to say I am starting to like a longer necklace at times too! You as always have done some beautiful work!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shannon,
Beautiful earrings and necklace. Still not too much of a long earring wearer, but I do like the long necklaces.
Therese

Shirley said...

You know I love your style, and you always make it look so effortless. I could definitely wear those earrings! I truly enjoy all the eye candy on the necklace, as your eye keeps traveling around. Great job!!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Love those earrings and the necklace is fantastic! I think you did great bringing everything together. I have to say I know how unhappy you were initially with your design so I'll just say again it's fantastic! :)

Jeraluna said...

Wow I love your work! Those earrings are great and the necklace to die for!

stregajewellry said...

Wow! That was certainly a tough challenge to use all those beads in just 2 pieces! I love your design. It looks terrific!

Lori Anderson said...

Gorgeous!

SummersStudio said...

Love that 'tassel' on you necklace. Nice work!