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.
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.
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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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
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.
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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.
This is what I received for the Petal Challenge
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:
Several earrings with some of my stash included.
Then made a bracelet set using some vintage rose beads.