Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lorelei's challenge results

Lorelei's challenge was a lot of fun!

Using the materials selected by Lorelei

I added a few beads from a strand of African beads purchased at a show a few years ago and created this necklace. The focal is a Tim Holtz sprocket gear with attachments including beads from the selection, African beads, an Industrial Chic element, and a donut-shaped component from a deconstructed earring.
I had so much fun I created a second necklace:

This one also includes the materials selected by Lorelei as well as an Industrial Chic focal, an African bead, and soapstone beads.
Check out the other participants:

33 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Love the two necklaces you created. That chunky style is really in now too.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the style of both of these! Great use of the white chain too !!!

lorelei said...

WOW! I love it! I love that created 2 necklaces, I had thought about doing that too, I had so many beads left over! Just didn't get the time to put the second together.
I love the Industrial chic line and your pieces showcase them fantastically!
Thanks so much for participating!

Barbara said...

These lovely pieces seem to go together in your hands like nobody's business. Another beautiful creation that was indeed a challenge!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love them both!
Shannon

jamberry_song said...

Both necklaces are really fun. I'm liking the little gear in the first one; it sticks out like a sore thumb among all those other, very natural-looking things, and it's a great design element because it enhances their naturalness and kind of hints at things like old clock tower ruins or something. It definitely looks like it has a story, and I love pieces with stories. :) The second one is simply charming!

*Debi* said...

Love them both. Thanks for sharing! :)

CraftyHope said...

COOL BEANS!!
Both of your pieces are stunning!
I know I definitely had a ton of beads left over too and contemplated making another necklace, but I knew that could become a downward spiral of doubting the original piece I made, so I held back. I'm glad you didn't!

Mellisa said...

Both turned out beautifully! I love how distinct each is as well, you were able to take those beads and mix them up in totally different ways :)

Spirited Earth said...

love both of these..great idea to make 2 pieces..
both beautiful

maryharding said...

I think your necklace is fab. I love the way you used all the difficult beads so gracefully.
And I especially like the way you clustered lovely beads on the Tim Holz focal. And the way you could use the white chain which I just couldn't.

dosfishes said...

Love these, you are becoming quite the jewel goddess...xox Corrine

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Love them both. This has been a fun challenge, right?

Holly said...

Two beautiful necklaces! The focals in both are wonderful. Wasn't this fun?

2CAHummingbird said...

Love both necklaces! Nicely done!

Janet said...

Ive said Wow bf but this is just Amazing esp the 1st necklace bc its my Fave! Such intrest and things going on. Really a wonderful creation!

Rebecca said...

Lovely! I love all your pretty dangles!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Great focal point! I love textiles too, so I look forward to following you!

TesoriTrovati said...

Wasn't this fun? I love a good challenge. You actually had the time and the materials to make two necklaces. Both wonderful. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

Copper Diem said...

Both are really beautiful! Love the focal!

rosebud101 said...

Wow, both necklaces are great! The steampunk necklace is my favorite! I love it!

Mary said...

I really like both of them.

Janea aka Naya said...

Loving the steampunk Industrial Chic vibe!

Andrew Thornton said...

Great pieces! Bravo to you for making two necklaces.

I like how in the first necklace, the symmetry of the piece really keeps the focus on the abundant focal you've created. There's a lot of interesting textures and elements you've pulled together.

In the second piece, I really love the asymmetrical aspects and how rich it looks.

You've created two very modern looks! Nicely done!

Linda Landig said...

I love both of your necklaces, but esp. the second. I guess I like the sleeker lines. Great work!

Pretty Things said...

I love the pendants!!!!

Molly Alexander said...

What beautiful necklaces! I love the contrast of the Industrial Chic components with the softer feel of the beads. Great job on both!

Courtney said...

I love them both. Love the Tim Holtz pieces.

Wendy said...

Great designs!

Sandra said...

Lovely designs. I really like the way the sprocket gear is used here.

Debrina said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the result too! Gorgeous, gorgeous necklace!!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I've never tried jewelery making but this looks like fun!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I couldn't pick a favorite I love them both! I love how you added a slight edginess to your pieces. Fab!