Friday, December 17, 2010

the reveal


Today is the reveal date for Lorelei's  current Michael's Reader Challenge!  The challenge was to  buy the beads pictured in her post at Michaels and create a necklace, using your own stash to supplement two  extra types of beads, a clasp and a focal.
I wasn't able to find the mother of pearl faceted beads and substituted a white nebula.  The focal is a skeleton key I found packaged as "Santa's Key" at a craft show. The clasp is a toggle with a dangling sparkly heart. 


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28 comments:

Nicki said...

This is a treasure. Wonderful. You pulled the elements together really nicely.

dosfishes said...

Gorgeous winter colors, looks elegant, hope you wear it for the holidays. xox Corrine

Lorelei Eurto said...

Sorry to hear you couldn't find all the beads. I hope that I combat that challenge for the next one!
I really love the key focal on your necklace. It all works so well together, thanks for participating!

Mary said...

It looks great - love the key

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love that key and it gave me idea for a huge stack of keys I have lying around from a craft store. I love the clasp and have used that one myself a few times.
Great job of improvising!
Shannon C

steufel said...

Awesome!

maryharding said...

I like the antique feel to your necklace. Lovely.

Kris said...

That necklace has such a nostalgic beauty to it. Nice work!!

Patty said...

You did so very well! I love your necklace!!

CraftyHope said...

Oh! That key works so perfectly in with the beads. I just acquired myself a stash of keys and didn't even think to use them in the design for this challenge (partly because I was DONE with the necklace for this challenge.)
You've made a beautiful piece that I know I would readily wear!! Just beautiful!

Holly said...

That key is stunning! What a great necklace, and you compensated so nicely for not being able to get all of the beads :)

TesoriTrovati said...

So pretty! I am a sucker for anything with a skeleton key. This is so classic and elegant with a touch of vintage. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Erin said...

Pretty piece! Love the Key! Works perfect with the beads and the theme.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the key - I used a small one as well - beautiful job!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Gorgeous! I love the key!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Your necklace turned out great, and I think the key is a very cool focal!

Healing Woman said...

I don't have time to check out the others but yours turned out great. It's an art to be able to assemble beads in the manner in which you have done. The key and light beads are beautiful togeher.

ParisMaddy said...

It's adorable, so dainty!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! I love what you did with this! Your piece is beautiful in its simplicity! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

I love your design! Great Work

layers said...

so many participants for such a wonderful treasure- especially yours

gr8findings said...

Well for not finding all the beads in your local Michael's, you made improvising look easy--nice job!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh this is so pretty! well done..and thanks for sharing!


ciao bella

creative carmelina


thanks too for stopping in to see me!

xoxo

flutietootie said...

Your end result is very pretty.

Debrina said...

Wow Deb - I reckon your key has come out better!

Barbara said...

I love this, Deborah! Really, really love it!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Very pretty and well put together. Love that key!

Sandra said...

absolutely lovely, well done! many thanks for your prayers as they are most welcome and needed.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!.