SOCIAL MEDIA

10/8/11

Lorelei and Shannon's Lima Beads Blog Hop

Here is a picture of the beautiful beads that Lorelei and Shannon picked for their Lima Beads Blog Hop:


Aren't those just the most beautiful colors?  I love the combination of colors and textures, and did my best to use as much of the kit as I could.  


Without further ado, here's my necklace (please excuse the pictures - I had to use artificial light and couldn't find my light box anywhere!):


I really wanted to highlight the ribbon and the gorgeous glass drops, and still include most of the other elements without the design getting too fussy.


The three pressed glass flowers are wired to the brass filigree focal with copper wire.


I tried a new technique weaving seed beads around the glass beads, and I really like the effect.

Thanks for stopping by!  For the links to the rest of the participants and some amazing eye candy, hop on over to Lorelei's blog here.





maryharding said...

Beautiful!! I agree the seed beads look great weaving in and out of the larger beads. Wonderful flow to your necklace.

mairedodd said...

i really like it too - what a beautiful necklace, molly... you managed to use so many elements and yet keep it simple... and you did highlight the ribbon... this one was tough... well done!

Malin de Koning said...

Wow Molly, that is different. I must admit I myself was stumped by that filligre piece, but I love how you used it. The whole piece is pretty!

Alice said...

Molly, it's beautiful!!! I love how you weaved it all together with the little purple seed beads. Love it!!!

SueBeads said...

Beautiful piece! I love how you used the beads the way you did!

Cece said...

Beautiful. Just love how you were able to incorporate almost everything into this necklace. You really pulled it together.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Beautiful!!! I love how you attached those purple flower buttons to the Vintaj pendant, BRILLIANT! Thank you so much for participating, Molly!!

Steph L. said...

What a beautiful necklace, great job!

Firefly Visions said...

The necklace is beautiful. I love the asymmetry of the design and the incorporation of the ribbon. The dangles create a sense of whimsy and the seed bead weaving gives a sense of sophistication.

Elisabeth said...

wow - what an incredible necklace. I love the sweet purple flowers attached to the metal focal and the dangles are really wonderful - so romantic.

Melissa said...

Wow! I love how you managed to use so many of the pieces in the one necklace. I especially like the way you used the filigree with the briolettes - it's so pretty!

Jenni said...

Love how you added the beads to the filigree and suspended the 3 different length drops. The seed beads with the glass really adds such a touch of movement and color. I love the whole style of your piece.
Jenni

Tracy said...

Beautiful - and I love the way you've woven the seedies in between the glass beads, it's very eye-catching.

Pixiloo said...

Molly, that is stunning. I love the flower beads on the edge of the pendant. You certainly made all the components come together in such a beautiful way!

Pixiloo said...

Molly, your necklace is breathtaking. I love how you used the flower beads in the pendant. So inspiring!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love what you made! I would never have thought to use the focal that way, so creative!
Thanks for playing along, I am glad you had fun.
Shannon C

Shel said...

Gorgeous!! I love the details you put into your designs - so well thought out and the mix of textures and shapes you have combined are very pretty!

logoian23 said...

i relay like it too i love the details for this post it done a great job i also share with my friend

Therese's Treasures said...

I love your necklace Molly, it is very beautiful and creative.
Therese