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:
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/
Shay Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Steck http://www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Christina Porter http://queenbeedesignsny.com/?page_id=62
Molly Alexander http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com
Andrew Thornton, Marian Howarth, Julie Katz, Crystal Farrel, Laurel Ross, Alison Herrington http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/2014/05/deep-waters-challenge-reveal.html