SOCIAL MEDIA

10/17/10

Lorelei's Michael's Blog Hop

I wanted to share a really fun Blog Hop that Lorelei Eurto has going on her blog:


Lorelei had anyone who wanted to participate in this blog hop to go to Michael's and purchase these beads (don't you just love all the different colors and textures?):

Lorelei's Reader Challenge

Participants were then to create a piece of jewelry using all of the beads and the chain and then post pictures of what they made.

So, without further ado, here is my challenge piece:

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I've had the collage/ICE Resin focal made for quite some time, and have been waiting for a project in which to use it.  the colors from this challenge perfectly suited the old-fashioned but modern feel of my focal, and I jumped right in.

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I have to admit, I tried and tried (and tried, and tried, and tried), but couldn't work in the white chain or tiny green pearls (ask my husband - I think he saw about 10 incarnations of this necklace before I finally admitted defeat!).

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What a fun challenge!  I encourage you to go over to Lorelei's blog and to the blogs listed below to check out the amazing jewelry made with these beads:


Thanks so much Lorelei for hosting this fun hop!
steufel said...

Great!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Just love your style - every piece you make is so identifiable as yours.Beautiful !!!

lorelei said...

I love it! I love the wire wrapping on the white pearls, the dark wire against the white- beautiful! I hope you can find something more fitting to do with the white chain. I saw another blogger today who distressed the chain which I thought was a great idea!
Thank you for participating!

Erin said...

Wonderful! Love your pendant and your wire wraps!

jamberry_song said...

Wow! You created an artifact! Everything is so precise and perfect, and it seems so old, like a lost treasure resurfaced. I especially adore what you've done with those pearls. :)

*Debi* said...

Great job! I really love your focal. Thanks for sharing! :)

Heather said...

Love, yes love the resin focal- very nice design!!

CraftyHope said...

I think we might have all had trouble with that white chain. In any case, what you've created in simply divine!!!

Spirited Earth said...

i feel you pain about the white chain..haha
love the focal and your wire strapped beads..beautiful

Mellisa said...

I don't blame you for dumping the white chain...what you created without it is divine :)

Deborah said...

Great piece! I love the dark wire wrapping and the focal!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I like how you wire wrapped the light colors. It looks great. I am thinking of distressing the chain for further use. White is just too much for my stash. LOL! It has been a fun challenge

2CAHummingbird said...

I feel your pain! I think I took the neckalce apart four or five times before I was finally satisfied! I love your wirewrapping around the beads and your focal is so pretty! Nicely done!

Holly said...

Such a beautiful piece! That focal is beautiful...ICE is wonderful stuff, isn't it? And yep, the pearls (both green and white) and the white chain were a sticking point with me too!

Rebecca said...

LOVELY focal - I wish i could make lovely things like that! And I love how you have wrapped some of the beads.

Janet said...

Well Ive got to say that after your Many tires you have made a simply bravo pc Molly. Just very Beautiful!!! Your pc is Alive for sure and the wire wrapped has put an edge on it. I am in love with this!! lol. Yup.

Linda Landif said...

I love your pendant and your wire wrapping is a unique take on this project.

Melissa Meman said...

Oh, my Molly...absolutely beautiful! Taking Michael's components, but not compromising your beautiful style..LOVE!

TesoriTrovati said...

That's why it is called a challenge, right? I love how you wrapped the beads with the dark wire. That ties it all together. And of course your pendant is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Copper Diem said...

love the wire wrapping of the pearls. very pretty piece!

rosebud101 said...

I love the way you wire wrapped the pearls. I never would have thought of that! What a beautiful necklace!

Janea aka Naya said...

Great design and I love the dark wire against the luster of the pearls.

Andrew Thornton said...

What a fun and modern piece you've created! The wire is sort of like a river that runs through the entire piece, bringing all the elements together. Nicely done!

Elisabeth said...

Love your focal - I would love to try resin sometime soon! Your wire wrapping is awesome

maryharding said...

Love the dark/light movement throughout your piece. A real beauty.

fanciful devices said...

that focal is the best thing about it! and you made it yourself. lovely.

Dale said...

I also really love the wire wrapping you did here. Wish there was a Michaels near me... i'd be all over this challenge!

Beautiful, beautiful work.

Courtney said...

Your piece is amazing, the wrapped pearls, the focal (love that!) I would say that you conquered this challenge quite easily! :)

Christine said...

Love the the focal & wire wrapping ~ such a beautiful necklace!

Wendy said...

Lovely necklace! I love the focal so much!

Suz said...

Molly, That is a wonderful piece! I absolutely love your focal!
Suz
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Raida Disbrow said...

I'm in love with that focal! Love the wraps and just the whole look of your necklace, great design.

The Gritty Bird said...

GORGEOUS!

Becky, slave of Christ said...

Alright, I have found you and of course, I had to go blog hopping to boot. Love your blog. The necklace you made for this challenge is beautiful. How delightful to see what you and so many others are doing with beads; the creative juices a flowing!

Looking forward to spending eternity getting to know one another better. Or will that be necessary? Will we all know one another perfectly to begin with? We shall see. What I know for sure is that we will spend eternity getting to worship our Lord together. :)

In the meantime, see you around bloggyland.

Jen Crossley said...

WOW just so beautiful Molly

Making Wire Jewelry said...

So gorgeous! Love the pendant, but also how you accented with the bead necklace.