Welcome to the "Seed Bead and Metal Blog Hop" Reveal! Thank you all for joining us to take a look at the special designs created for this challenge.
A special thanks to Shirley Moore, co-host of this event, who handmade all the seed bead components that went into each packet. And our thanks to the participants who purchased their packets and created jewelry using our components. It is always a thrill to see our works taken and made into some new and lovely creation at the hands of talented designers, so we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for this opportunity you give us today!
We have 11 participants, including ourselves. The list will be provided at the end of this page, so you can hop from blog-to-blog to see all the entries! Please do so and leave a message so everyone will know you paid them a visit!
On my page, will be not only my entry, but those of two other designers, so please keep reading, scrolling, and enjoying until the end!
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Sharyl McMillian-Nelson -- (Co-host)
The inspiration for my design started with this diamond-shaped seed bead piece made by our co-host, Shirley Moore. Like everyone else, I honestly wasn't sure what was in my own packet until I opened it, and that was just the way I wanted it.
Even though I had assembled the items in the packets, trying to make sure each person would have some kind of inspiration to draw on in terms of colors, fabrics, beads, etc, I found myself rejecting parts of what I had put in my own packet when I created it! Items in my packet included:
Out of my batch of goodies, I ended up using the diamond seed bead piece (by Shirley), the 2 round green patina brass components (by me), some of the jump rings, and the sari ribbon.
I added 9 handmade lampwork beads in greenish shades from a chain of "orphan" beads I purchased from Eleanor at LilysOffering some time ago. I also included creamy-colored stone beads, and three types of copper beads.
In the back of the necklace I used the soft sari ribbon. It simply ties in a bow. It's plaid in yellow and lime colors.
For the front of the necklace, I made an embossed bail to match the lime green round disks I later used for earrings. From this I hung a lampwork bead and Shirley's beaded diamond.
I'll admit, I spent more time designing this piece, putting it together, taking it apart, trying it a variety of different ways... than I normally do. It didn't come easy to me this time. I was really hoping to do Shirley's piece justice and I hadn't worked with seed bead work like this before. I certainly enjoyed integrating it into this jewelry though. And I look forward to using my 3 little beaded balls in another piece soon!
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Candy Wham -- (Participant)
The package Candy received.
Angi Mullis -- (Participant)
|The package Angi received.|
Angi used the copper leaf embossed and patinated discs and Czech glass beads, along with delicate bead caps and white flower petal beads to create these lovely earrings!
And just look what follows! The multicolor brown hand-dyed silk ribbon is integrated with copper chain and shell beads...
A final look at the complete necklace by Angi Mullis.
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I'm really impressed by what I have seen so far, but there is more to come! Please visit our other participants below:
Shirley Moore -- Beads and Bread (*Co-Host)
Laren Dee Barton -- Laren Dee Designs
Beti Horvath -- Stringing Fool
Tanya Goodwin -- A Work in Progress
Marybeth Rich -- Forest of Jewels
Amy Severino -- AmyBeads
Carolyn's Creations -- Carolyn's Creations
Toltec Jewels -- Jewel School Friends
Thank you all for visiting today! We hope you enjoy the event! ~Sharyl & Shirley
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