Monday, November 24, 2008

First Place Winner-- BSSDC Member Challenge


The "challenge" was to use a baggie of beads-- mostly seed beads-- in various bright "jewel tones": sapphire, fushia, teal, and purple seed beads, and a few other smallish beads. The theme was Deep Jewel Tones.

I added amethyst, apatite, citrine, and peridot gemstones (mostly chips/mini-nuggets), additional glass and paua beads, and the utterly, too precious Hello Kitty acrylic beads I got from Chris Prussing ( The clasp is Bali silver with a faceted amethyst.

FAQ Answers: No, this one is not for sale. Yes, I wear it. To work. No, I don't have instructions-- I kinda made it up as I went along, and really can't say exactly how I did it... other than that each strand is a different length of strung beads, brought into a single strand to which is attached the clasp. I have no idea how much it cost to make, or where I got anything except the challenge beads and the Hello Kitty beads.... and I don't think Chris has anymore of those (she has some very cool beaded beads, though...).


Barbara Merwin said...

What a cool collection of materials to work with and "Hello Kitty" is my favorite too! Nice necklace.

Ken of Magpiedreams

Annette Piper said...

Absolutely gorgeous collection and what a great looking necklace! Well done :)