February 15, 2012

Wheeee! Jade Scott Pinwheel Challenge





A few weeks ago the Talented JADE SCOTT, sent out pinwheels to 7 participants. Today you will get to see the outcome of what those pinwheels grew up to be!  Everyone is working with a different color, enameled copper pinwheel connector with a hole on each end. This creates versatility and I can't wait to see the unique pieces everyone created!

First up, moi!




I was stumped for a little while, not knowing if I wanted to create a bracelet or a necklace.  I received a robin's egg blue pinwheel and as I was looking around my stash, noticed this bright kazuri lentil and decided to play off the colors in that. I brought out all the purple and and teal beads I could find and eventually ended up with a few art beads, some stones, some copper chain and matte purple peanut shaped seed beads.


I assembled the beads with the pinwheel first at one side. I strung all the seed beads and other beads on 2 strands of beading wire so that I could have a chunkier look in between the beads, but also so that I could weave the 2 strands through the purple enameled C Koop Beads ring (below the pinwheel).


Some lovely ceramic beads from Elaine Ray seem to work perfectly with the whimsical nature of my necklace. I also added a ceramic house bead from Jubilee, and some lampwork glass from Sue Beads.
Overall I am happy with the outcome! This will land in my etsy store sometime today. I know someone will love it's happy-go-lucky nature!





 Please take a few minutes to check out what the other participants created. Here is the link list:

Lorelei Eurto Jewelry <--- you are here!





and also .....






23 comments:

  1. Lorelei, what a great piece! I love the playful colors and the fabulous mix of fun beads.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely LOVE this piece! And you've featured some of my favorite bead makers! Beatiful!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Jade's pinwheels are so wonderful. I love your color combo.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great job with bringing all the colors together. You always do such nice work. That Kazuri bead looks like it was meant to be in this piece. Love the use of the peanut seed beads. I need to check those out.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lorelei, one more thing -- in your blog yesterday you mentioned that you were using Picnik. I have not had too much exposure to that program but I did sign up just before they decided to close down and then got their notice that they were closing shop. Did you get the nice effects on your photos from there? I like how you added text and rounded the corner in your photos. There is just so much to learn and it is so much fun learning. Thanks for allowing me to play along with this challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This work is very interesting

    ReplyDelete
  7. This piece is like a whole neighborhood. I just want to knock on the door of that house and say, come out and play!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lorelei, what a fun necklace! I absolutely love it...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very cheerful design, Spring here we come! I really love how the colors in the lampwork beads play off of all the other beads. I also like the placement of the pinwheel. Even though it is not center, it is still the star (but not in an over powering way). Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a great necklace. Some of my favorite parts are the blue moving around around the necklace, the swivel clasp, and the farfalle bead. Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is too funny that we both used houses. I absolutely love the color combo - and am having a hard time deciding which other beads are my faves - they just work so well together! So cute :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Those colors are awesome. I just love the necklace. It looks so fun and "springy."

    ReplyDelete
  13. Totally love it! I love how your eye is drawn around the piece. lovely colours, each element Is fun to look at but they still work so well together. Thanks for letting me play along!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love your necklace! That turquoise pinwheel is just gorgeous and the mix of beads that you used enhances it perfectly!

    Thanks so much for hosting this challenge and introducing me to Jade's beautiful components.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lorelei, your piece is beautiful! The colors are absolutely stunning together. They remind me of a basket of Easter eggs. I love how you've incorporated the C-Koop ring. I bought some of these in Pasadena but haven't used them yet. Your necklace makes me feel happy on this dreary, overcast day.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love your color scheme, you clever girl...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love your necklace.

    Congratulations, great colors and design.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lorelei,

    You always amaze me with the gorgeous color combinations that you come up with. Love your work, such a beautiful combination! :-) Kris

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lorelei,
    I really like your necklace it is so happy and fun.
    Therese

    ReplyDelete
  20. That is a lovely fun piece! All the different elements are brought together beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Very cheerful design and i ilke it. thanks for sharing us.

    Flower delivery London

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just got done hopping through this challenge. Such great pieces that everyone made! Those pinwheels really make me smile when I see them. I think of carefree summer days lazing in the breeze. Your colors make me long for spring. I like the way you shared all the little stops along the way, like a map from one point to the next. Another great challenge, Miss Lorelei. Thank you for sharing it with us!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

    ReplyDelete
  23. Your necklace is beautiful! The colors are totally some of my favorites. I really like how you pulled it all together.

    ReplyDelete

I'm sorry to have to turn on the word verification here, but I got fed up with spammers comments!

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha