Mystery Challenge 3 – Allegory Gallery Design Challenges

This is my my 4th attempt of Andrew Thorton monthly challenges and mystery challenges. Really loving this. This was my first design I made for this challenge.

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I made these heart leaves about 2 years ago.  I didn’t know what to do with them or how incorporate into a piece of jewelry. It was the technique I had learned at the time.

So while I was searching for some others beads to use for this challenge  of salmon, pink, and light greens, I found my leaves in the exact colors of the Mystery challenge.

Back side of how I connect the heart leaves to the necklace.  I am always curious how others connect the polymer clay pieces so I thought I would show you how I did this one.

 

My next design was my love of the vintage looks.  And the light pink salmon colors went perfect with my vintage filigree from B’Sue Boutique’s.   I used seval different styles and types of beads with this necklace design.   It really gave it more interest and detail.

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I think this style is one of my favorites to do.

 

 

 

 

I just love how the focal with all the dangles turned out.  So classy and vintage looking.

 

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Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

http://www.howlingdogjewelry.etsy.com

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Tribes Competition Challenge:Nomad

My Next Challenge with Allegory Challenges was the Nomad kit. Reds and Blacks which are a real challenge for me.  I don’t usually create with black I need contrast to see.and very grateful for the red.  I love red but there are so many shades of red I have stayed away fro it.  This was a great kit again stretching my creativity.  Below is the kit and my pics from this kit.  Please enjoy and thank you for any comments. Cindy Peterson

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Nomad Kit

This time I did use some of the cord and seed beads in my design. I did add some matte black stamping s to the design for added interest. The focal is  the center of this fabulous charm necklace.

Thank you, Cindy Peterson.

Any comments is appreciated too.

Tribes Competition Challenge: Petal

Hello Everyone, I am doing some new challenges this year to stretch my artistic and creative side; with new months challenges, new inspirations, meeting new artists and designers.  I love learning new techniques and new inspirations.  My friend Gloria Allen  from Gloria Allen Designs has invited me to join her with Andrew Thornton‎   and Allegory Gallery Design Challenges  I love the set of beads he sends  and yes there are more seed beads and tiny tiny beads, which if you know anything about me that is a challenge in itself.  Read more About me.

So as usually I don’t just go for one thing, I go with both feet in and take on more.  I have a great passion for art and the art of making jewelry So I didn’t Just enter one of the Tribes Challenges I entered 2 of them.  Petals is my first show case and Nomad is my second show case I will share.

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We could use as much of the kit as we wanted.  So I first sorted everything and fell in love with several of the beads.  I love pink so that part was easy.  Was not sure what to do with the wax linen cord as I have never used it.  Then there were those seed beads.  Again I don’t usually have these as a go to bead in my stash. But was going to learn how to use them.  At this point I was very glad I had attended B’Sue Boutiques Workshop in May as I learned how to  wire bead the Miriam Haskell style with seed beads.

This is what made from the Petal Kit:

 

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Several earrings with some of my stash included.

 

 

 

 

 

Then made a bracelet set using some vintage rose beads.

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