Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Festival Lights Challenge - Reveal

Welcome to the Festival Lights Challenge Reveal!

Orange. A color that I have reservations about.

So why purchase a kit full of orange beads? Challenge myself? A moment of insanity? Add more beads to my hoard? I am still not sure why I did it but I am happy with the end results. I also ended up with a pair of orange Keen sandals...needed something to go with the beads :)

Along with orange there was yellow (eek) more orange (what did I get myself into here) hints of green, purple, pastel blue, red...

Here is the kit (there were a few beads that escaped the photo as well as the orange silk and waxed linen cording)

And the lovely focal created by Andrew:    
The focal looked so much like a steampunk talisman that is the direction I went with it:

For this next set, I used elastic strectchy cord for the first time ever. It was fun to use and achieved the stack bracelet look I was going for:


For this set, I wanted something Bollywood inspired. It's not a style I have tried before and admire greatly so I hope I did the pieces some justice. I made a necklace, 2 bracelets, and 2 pairs of earrings:
Here is a close up of the chandelier earrings:

And here is one more bracelet, the thai silver bee bead was from Sabine, my Bead Soup Blog Party partner in 2013.

And last but not least, a pretty, boho style necklace based off a pattern I saw in Create Jewelery Magazine. The original Artist's name is Erin Strother. My Thanks to Erin for the inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!