If you're unfamiliar with this concept, we all received a package of gorgeous things from Lisa and our challenge was to make jewellery using those items and items from our own stash if necessary. First of all, the package of yummy beady goodness that I received from Lisa was even more gorgeous than I thought it would be. The colours are stunning, the quality amazing, and it's all just beautiful stuff.
I was, to be 100% honest, a little overwhelmed by the amount of stuff there was in this parcel, and it took ages for me to be able to sort through my thoughts enough to come up with pieces that made any sort of sense whatsoever. What I managed to come up with though, is in my opinion, the beginnings of a lovely Autumn themed line of jewellery that will suit many tastes and styles. So, without further ado, here we go:
Piece 1. ~ Necklace
I wanted something super simple and yet elegant for my first piece. I originally wanted to do something totally asymmetrical and random looking, but I never find that easy to do and of course, ended up with something far more symmetrical. I'll work on that ;) I love the colours in this, and thought the addition of a bronze metal leaf from my own stash made sense for an autumn/fall range. (Focal from Joan Miller).
Keeping with the bohemian autumn feel, I decided to go with memory wire bracelets instead of messing about with clasps and multi strands (okay, okay....I initially went with multi strand and decided I hated everything!)
Piece 3 ~ Second memory wire bracelet
This one uses the smaller, less chunky of the beads in this pack, giving it a completely different look:
Pieces 4 - 7 ~Earrings
All earrings are hung on sterling silver wires. I deliberately went with small and delicate rather than big and bulky.
26g silver wire is used to wrap the top drilled leaf beads, This has been done in a natural, organic fashion rather than concentrating on nice, even wraps.
That's it! My first ever blog hop and challenge! I'm hooked! I'm already looking forward to doing more in the near future. I'll be listing all of these pieces on the website; look out for this post being edited with the details.
Enjoy your weekend! Lots of love,
***Here are the other gorgeous people involved in this blog hop. Please go check them all out and love on them a little bit :D***
Your Hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Gloria Allen, Wings and Beads
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations