About a month ago I blogged about a new challenge, where I shopped my heart out picking out some lucite from Beadin Path when I was in Maine for a little vacation with the hubby. Heather and her team, put together the kits and offered them for sale on their website! Today is the day we get to reveal what we made! Excited, aren't YOU!?
When I sat down to make my lucite goodies, I felt good. I've totally got this, I thought. I LOVE lucite. This is going to be a real cinch. Then I started playing around with the pieces. The big chunky black flowers have just enough of a curve in them that they don't always want to sit just right. I say just right. What I mean is, FLAT. This can definitely affect the overall design of a piece.
The next challenge- the chain.. Lucite chain is really cool in theory. However, unless the links are lined up just right, a slight tug on a necklace can cause the entire thing to pull apart. Trust me. It happened me. When I put it on to model for the pictures, I went to remove it from my neck, and it came apart in 3 pieces. I'm not really sure how to combat this challenge. So I'm just going to show you the piece and we'll pretend it stays together for the purpose of this blog post. :)
The next piece I crafted is a bracelet. A very chunky, and eye-catching bracelet. I brought out some large 15mm Cream lucite rounds, also from Beadin Path, to pair with a black flower as the focal. For the center of the flower, I used one of the lucite buttons.
I used some gunmetal rounds in between the cream rounds, and placed 2 red barrel beads by the clasp which I fashioned out of another lucite button and a handcrafted steel wire hook clasp.
I didn't get the best pic of how this one is strung so I'll try to explain...
The last piece I made was another necklace. In this piece, I pulled out a large brass metal flower from MissFickleMedia, and an enameled red flower from C Koop Beads, to layer with the black flower. I beaded an asymmetrical design with the coral coins and red and teal barrel beads. A seed beaded toggle wraps around the lucite button for the closure.
Regardless of the quirkiness of the beads, I did have a blast with this challenge and I do hope you all enjoyed seeing the progess! I can't wait to hop around to see what other people created using their kits!
Here's a link list...
If you are participating and I don't have your link, send it to me or post it in the comments! Happy Hopping!