12/17/10

Let's Hop!

It's that time again!  The talented Lorelei Eurto issued a second Michael's Reader's challenge, and today is the reveal!

Here's how it works:  Lorelei picks out beads and chain at her local Michael's store, posts pictures of her finds, and whoever wants to participate purchases the same items, adds two additional beads or colors, adds their own focal and clasp and posts pictures of their pieces and links to the other participants' sites.

Here are the items she picked out (aren't they beautiful?):

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And here is my finished piece, called "On The Fringe":

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I took cues from the beautiful turquoises and blues reflected in the peacock-hued potato pearls and the warm tones of the mother of pearl ovals, adding teal, gunmetal and black seed beads and tawny antiqued copper accents, making up many, many, many, many (you get the idea) charms that dangle like fringe from the gunmetal chain.

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For fun, I added some extra 'fringe' coming off of the larger loop, adding more movement to the piece.

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Thanks so much for organizing this fun challenge Lorelei!  Now take some time and check out the other participants' creations and get ready for some serious eye candy! 

http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/
http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://blog.elysianstudiosart.com/
http://threeredbeads.blogspot.com/
http://starcitystory.blogspot.com/
http://erinsiegeljewelry.blogspot.com/
http://www.thistlefarmarts.blogspot.com/
http://therabbitmuse.blogspot.com/
http://lindalandig.wordpress.com/
http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com/
http://formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/
http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/
http://deborahmpurdy.blogspot.com/
http://beadhappytoday.blogspot.com/
http://pinkicejewels.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhope.blogspot.com/
http://gr8findings.wordpress.com/
http://tropicbeads.blogspot.com/
http://melissaruth.com/blog/
http://maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com/

20 comments:

Nicki said...

This is wonderful, Molly. I love it. Such a nice piece - I would love to see a picture with you wearing it.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Molly!
This turned out fantastic! I love how you used the beads, all fringy in the front. Great job!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Very pretty, I too used the beads as adangles but couldn't do wrapped loops because of the crappy head pins I bought at Michael's. I should have used a color other than gunmetal like you did such a great idea!
Shannon C

maryharding said...

What a beauty. Your fringe is great and the addition of the extra chain is super.

Kristi Bowman said...

I'm loving this one, all the danglies in the front and the tassle on the side. And I love the little bit of color you added in the back with the tiny strands of beads. Really Great!!!!!!!!!!!!

CraftyHope said...

The fringe is fab! What you've made looks like it's how the beads are meant to be! I bet it really MOVES when worn. GREAT job!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Gorgeous Molly! That takes a LOT of time to wrap all those. I think it was worth it ;-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Holly said...

Molly, that fringe on the side is wonderful! What an inspiration that was, for sure. I do love this necklace!

Erin said...

This is a gorgeous piece! Wonderful!

Cynthia said...

Very cool!! love it.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Oh my gosh this is beautiful! I love it! This is my first time on your blog and I have to say it is absolutely lovely! The music is a nice touch. Merry Christmas to you!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Wow! Lovely! I absolutely love the fringe, and your whole composition is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Serena Trent said...

Excellent piece. I love the wrapped dangled fringe effect. Very pretty!

Chris said...

How fun! I'm home sick today, so I will enjoy "surfing" all the lovely pieces. Thank you Molly!

I LOVE your piece! I love the fringies and bet it look so gorgeous on~~good job.

jamberry_song said...

This is gorgeous. The design and the colors in these beads remind me of winter trees. It's a beautiful and very appropriate piece for this time of year. Very lovely work. :)

Linda Landig said...

This is lovely. Its a lot of work to do all those wraps (!), but it was worth it! I love how you made it asymetrical with the dangling chain. Great work!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Your necklace looks so organic and natural! I love it! Great job!

Judy said...

Molly, I just love this piece! You did such a great job! I bet it sounds pretty too!

Deborah said...

I love it! The fringe and the dangles really make it!

Pretty Things said...

Beautiful! I LOVE making cha-cha necklaces and this one is gorgeous!!!

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