Welcome to the Limabeads Challenge! Shannon Chomanczuk (ForMySweetDaughter) and I teamed up and picked out some beautiful beadies from LimaBeads.com. They created custom made beading kits with the beads we chose and a number of people purchased the kits. They've created beautiful things with the beads and today is the reveal day for everyone to show off their finished projects!
But first, take a gander at mine!
My second piece is a beaded bracelet. I used the chunky Turquoise Zebra Jasper Tumbled Nuggets, the abalone barrel, and the purple glass flower buttons in this asymmetrical design. I really like how this piece turned out- and the Vintaj Brass toggle finishes it off so nicely.
And my final piece, another necklace was the most challenging. I didn't realize when picking them out what a challenge these heishi pearls would be. Had they been drilled in the center, I would have had more luck with this design but being that they are drilled at one end, they don't lay as flat as I would like them too. I kept the design asymmetrical and beaded up one side with the lemon pearls, and up the other with the square seed beads, and some additional purple Czech rondelles that I had in my stash.
I created a layered pendant by wire wrapping the Vintaj Brass Framed scrollwork pendant with a Lilly Pilly etched shell pendant. The shell pendant matches perfectly with the other green beads. I finished the piece off with the MissFickleMedia toggle clasp at the back.
Unforunately, my project that I had originally planned with the Ribbon, did not end up working out and then I ran out of time to create something new with the remaining ribbon. I also didn't get a chance to use the large faceted green glass rounds, and the purple glass briolettes. I'm sure they'll get into something eventually!
I am so anxious to see what Shannon created and check out the other participants!
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