August 27, 2011

Shadow Box Challenge and Blog Hop


Welcome to the Shadow Box Challenge and Blog Hop!
Last month, I held a contest for participants to recieve one of these beautiful enameled Shadow boxes from C Koop Beads.
I picked 23 participants randomly, and send each of them one of the boxes. The challenge was to create something with the shadow box and reveal it on their blogs today!
A big hug and THANK YOU to Sara for donating these for this challenge! I hope you all enjoy seeing all of the results!


I had a vision of hens and chicks. I'm not sure I pulled off the hens and chicks look but instead achieved more of a flower box result, which is still also really fun! I had told Sara about my plan when I saw her at Bead Fest. I realized that the turquoise shadow box with only one hole on each end, wasn't going to work for my idea so she gave me another that has 2 holes on one end and 3 holes on the other end.
I wire wrapped small vintage lucite flowers from My Elements on brass headpins and attached them to wire inside the box.



I crafted a bracelet with beading wire, matte green seeds beads and glass leaf beads (both purchases from Bead fest!) and 2 lampwork spacers from Pinocean. The lobster clasp finishes it off nicely and attaches to a large 15mm jump ring on the one side of the flower box.




I had such a good time creating this. It's fun and whimsical - I will be anxious to see if anyone else had this similar idea for their shadowbox.









Enjoy hopping through these participating blogs!

11. Grubbi



41 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love your idea.

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  2. love how you attached the ring for the clasp for a bracelet!

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  3. Love it! Your colors are just so bright and playful. What a fun piece.

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  4. That is so pretty and romantic! LOVE the colors! Thank you so much, Lori, for that challenge - that was so much fun and now I'm off to check out the others. Can't wait to see their creations!

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  5. This is really sweet. Love the creative design and the color combo!

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  6. That is so unusual, creative! I really like that. And you will see similar trumpet flower beads in mine - very differently applied!

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  7. What a cool component to use for the challenge. I've checked out some of the other designs and there is some serious creativity going on.

    Great inspiration to start my day.

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  8. Oooooo!!!! You have such a big heart Lorelei and your design exemplifies that your kindness and beauty simply cannot be contained. Just like your shadowbox, you are overflowing with loveliness! Xoxo-h

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  9. Beautiful, creative idea. I can"t wait to see the others.

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  10. Oh I love it! I love the colours, the cluster of flowers, the green double strand of beads, everything! I'm off to finishing at the other blogs now.

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  11. I LOVE it! LOVE
    Funny how we both choose to fill our boxes with flowers!
    Love the green seed beads & leaves too...it looks like their stems!
    Thank you again Lorelei, I had a blast with this challenge!
    Now I'm off to see the rest...xo

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  12. What an idea to make it into a bracelet! A beautiful bed of flowers.

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  13. Oh, I wish I could say I was that creative! That is such an adorable bracelet. Love the colors, flowers, and especially how you wired it for the clasp. Thank you so much for this challenge. It has been absolutely wonderful!

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  14. What a cute idea! And of course, well executed :) I can totally see the hens & chicks! I love that you used the shadowbox as a bracelet focal.

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  15. Very cute and creative bracelet Lorelei. I love the hen and chick idea and the colors are bright and cheery.
    Therese

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  16. Love it! Very creative and the colors are so pretty! Thank you so much for the shadow box.

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  17. I love what you did! It's so cheerful, and I love the green seed beads! I didn't even use anything from Bead Fest in mine, but I was definitely inspired by my trip! Thanks for such a fun and creative challenge!!

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  18. Beautiful bracelet - it flows so nicely and the colors are truly lovely. Love those glass leaf beads!

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  19. Thank you Lorelei...mine is finally posted. Love how yours turned out!

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  20. I love it! This is another one I would love to wear. Love love the colors.

    Thanks so much for sharing the boxes, and for running the blog hop. It was a lot of fun to participate!

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  21. I love how use made a bracelet out of the box. Colors are great!

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  22. Fabulous! Love that you made the shadow box a bracelet. Great colors!

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  23. love the idea of hens and chicks - it's a lovely bracelet - definitely a conversation starter. Thanks for hosting such a GREAT challenge and blog hop!

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  24. oooh! how pretty! you so crafty!

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  25. really pretty! such a creative idea!!

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  26. Would love to see a photo of this piece worn. Like the connection to the seed beads with those leaf beads and lampwork. One of my favorite shades of green too. Happy growing!

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  27. Beautiful! What fun colors!

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  28. I always love your work. This is fabulous.

    Thank you for the blog hop- I enjoyed seeing what the participants created.

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  29. I love it! It is so beautiful, and lush. What a wonderful little miniature garden to carry around with you on your own wrist. It's perfect!

    Thank you so so much for arranging this fantastic challenge Lorelei! I have really enjoyed looking around,have seen some great creations. But still have a few left to look at. Saving them until tomorrow, as it's getting very late here.

    Nighty night!

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  30. Betty S.8/27/2011

    Love the riot of colors you worked into the design. So summery! Also really enjoyed seeing everyone's designs-so creative! Would love to know where to buy these gorgeous shadow boxes as they aren't listed on any website that sells C-Koop beads. Thanks!

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  31. Lorelei, fabulous blog hop! I loved seeing all of the different interpretations!

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  32. Hi Lorelei,
    First, I'd like to thank you for hosting this challenge. I had a fun time creating my piece, and enjoyed seeing everyone's work and reading their posts. I saw some inspiring pieces!

    Those Czech glass flower beads are fun and whimsical in your shadowbox. Your bracelet is bursting with cheerful posies! And the colors are fresh and modern together. I could see this piece going with a lot of outfits! Cool that you designed a bracelet, rather than a necklace!

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  33. oh that is just the sweetest! i love all the color! . . . off to hop!

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  34. That's just lovely as always, Lorelei! Thank you tour for this wonderful challenge! :)

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  35. Excellent challenge, Lorelei! I had a fun time working on it. But now I have a whole bunch of ideas that I want to create. That is the idea, right!

    Ann
    mycritical.com

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  36. Fantastic design! I love the shadow box as your focal for a bracelet! I would have never thought to use it in a bracelet. Very pretty and fun bracelet!

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  37. Lorelei, thank you so much for putting together this challenge and for bringing everyone together in this blog hop. Your readers are the best, for one thing! Such lovely comments on my blog! And thank you so much to C Koop beads for these gorgeous boxes. What gorgeous canvases for us to play with.

    Your bracelet is just divine. I am in awe of your skills. I really love it all.

    Thank you again Lorelei!

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  38. I'm impressed. This bracelet is really gorgeous!. I sincerely admire the creativity of the author:)
    Lots of greetings!

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  39. That is so sweet Lorelei! I don't know how I missed this on reveal day. I looked at your blog, but didn't see it :( It's just quite the beauty. You have such a wonderful style!

    I want to thank you again for organizing this challenge. It's the first time I've participated in such a thing and I had such a blast, creating, sharing and looking at everyone's creations!

    Many thanks to you and Sara.

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  40. Great design Lorelei! I am off to check out the rest later today. Really neat idea for a challenge. Wish I could have played along.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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