Deep Waters Challenge Reveal

Welcome to the Deep Waters Challenge reveal hosted by Andrew Thornton!  The guidelines for this challenge are to create pieces using beads from the fabulous kit we purchased from Andrew.

Here is a picture of the beads in the kit:

So many possibilities!  And here is what I made with them:

The first piece is a free-form peyote stitched necklace featuring the 'mystery component' - a beautiful ceramic seahorse focal made by Andrew:

I love the colors that weave together through this piece, and the copper is a perfect compliment to the blues of the beads.

For the second piece, I used a focal I had enameled together myself a while ago that I decoupaged sheet music tissue paper to:

For the connecting links, I used my own enameled headpins to wire wrap different bead combinations together.

I finished the piece off with some lovely sari silk that is perfect with the beads.

The third piece I made is a *very* long necklace that can also be worn doubled up or as a wrap bracelet:

I made about a gazillion wire wrapped links that I attached together using links from my favorite antiqued copper chain.

I made the final piece using the turquoise waxed linen thread and an eclectic mix of beads from the kit to form a netted, knotted necklace that I wear with just about everything in my closet.

Thank you so much, Andrew, for hosting such a fantastic challenge!  Take a few minutes to check out the fabulous artists participating in this challenge:

Andrew Thornton, Marian Howarth, Julie Katz, Crystal Farrel, Laurel Ross, Alison Herrington
Kari Asbury said...

You were very busy! Everything is so beautiful, I could see wearing any of your designs with my favorite jeans and tee, or pretty sun dress. Several could even be worn together for a nice layered look. Great work!

Jeanne @ Gems By Jeanne Marie said...

Wow Molly! You were so productive! I love all of your designs! I could definitely see myself wearing them!

Shai Williams said...

Wow! I love them all and can't really choose one. They are all ones that I would love to wear any of them with jeans and a t-shirt of sweater. Just perfect!

Becky Pancake said...

Wow Molly you were very productive. all of your designs are beautiful. I like the long one the best.

la mar de bonita said...

Wow, you've been a busy bee, Molly! So many beautiful pieces - I couldn't make a choice which one is my favourite.... Great work!!!

CraftyHope said...

OH, that color palette is so dreamy and you really took it to another level. I particularly like the one you decoupaged. It's just so unique.

Andrew Thornton said...

I hopped earlier, but didn't get a chance to leave the comment then. Here I am now: Holy cow! You were busy! I love the organic randomness and flow of the first piece. It has a nice texture that reflects the bead blend perfectly! The second piece has a lot of rhythm with the mix you selected. It has a lovely musical quality and not just because it has notes on it. I'm smitten with the versatility of the third piece! I love that it can be worn as a bracelet OR a necklace! For the fourth one, I'm really enjoying how you've incorporated the warm shades of brown to pair with the blues! It has a nice earthy and organic vibe. Totally COOL! Thank you for participating!