June 25, 2011

Sue Beads Challenge

I was one of the lucky ones picked to participate in Sue Kennedy's blog challenge. She provided the participants with these cool enameled flattened flower shaped components.
When I first spotted them on her blog, I thought that there were a million things to make with those! But then I got them and was stumped for a good while.

I am so excited to see what all of the other participants create with their components. It's a really talented group:
Courtney,
Pam Ferrari,
Mary Harding,
and Kim (Will post a link later when I find out if Kim's pieces will be shown at Sue Beads blog.)




The RESULTS:



I eventually got the idea to layer them with some pretty colorful vintage tin. I received blue components, and the color goes perfectly with the floral pattern on the tin. I centered these layered components on some shallow bezel links from Vintaj Brass Co. I linked them all together using screw rivets from Objects and Elements. Kept it simple with some brass rollo chain around the back. I love how it turned out.






I also made some matching earrings where the flowers are dangling with faceted yellow jade rondelles and red lampwork headpins from Gardanne Beads, on some etched brass link chain.

Be sure to hop around to the other blogs to see what everyone did with their Sue Beads Components! This was a really fun challenge, THANK YOU SUE!

21 comments:

  1. Oh My!!! Those are absolutely lovely. And what a unique solution. I too found them a bit challenging to use. I love the way you attached them to the tin rounds you made and then put them into some bezels. Totally fab!!

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  2. Love what you created! The colors are great and those earrings, love!

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  3. The necklace is beautiful, unique, and inspired.

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  4. Love the necklace. so unique, and the colors are perfect for summer. The earrings are just...happy! :)

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  5. OMG! Lorelei, I love how you layered the flowers with the vintage tin!! So very creative! Beautiful work!!!

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  6. Wow! Riveting and everything! What a great way to use the charms! I love the cute little earrings too!

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  7. What a unique way to use those little flowers! I love the bright colors of the set--so perfect for summer.

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  8. Very nice colorful bracelet and the matched earrings.The bright colors compliment the metal beading.

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  9. You out did your self again! Great job! I think I need to go back to the drawing board with mine.

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  10. Love what you did with the enameled flowers - the layering of components is awesome! Those earrings are spectacular too!

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  11. Stunning!
    How could you not be chosen for the challenge. Awesome Job!
    Cilla

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  12. That is a pretty cool design. Like the flowers are 3D and coming right at you! Nicely done! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  13. as usual, everything is put together in an interesting way. Love the bezels with the tin inserts -- they go great with the flowers.

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  14. Very cool design! And the colors are great!

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  15. These little pops of color are perfect against the tin snippets and antiqued brass! I look forward to seeing what everyone else does.

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  16. Oh I love them they look like happy little forget me nots!

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  17. Your jewelries are amazing Lorelei!!!! I Looove these so much!!!! Wonderful combinations,colours and ideas!!!!!
    You are very very talented!!!
    Kisses! :o))

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  18. Wow, these turned out wonderfully!! I love the necklace, Lorelei!!!

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  19. Fabulously unique design. Really like it!

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. <3

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