Audubon's Kingfisher

Audubon's Kingfisher

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Warrior Stone Challenge reveal

<crossing fingers>

I never have luck when I set the posts up in advance to post on time. I am going to try this again anyway as this will be a busy week at work and I will forget to post my beads like last time.

Labradorite is one of my 3 top coveted stones (along with Rainbow Moonstone and Kyanite) so I thought I would be in for a treat and also an easy time with designing pieces.

I WAS in for a treat - there was so much Labradorite in my kit that I was beside myself with joy. Designing pieces was a challenge - I did not manage to come up with the right design for the pretty pendant that Andrew made (I ripped apart 3 different necklaces with no luck.)

The fiddly-I-will-never-make-these-again took me 2 days to figure out how to get to hang right earrings:

I really wanted to use leather - I think I did ok with it. Pewter button from Green Girl Studios. The crystal pendant is also from Green Girl Studios/Andrew Thorton.

I loved the little lucite? teardrops - All of the beads in this necklace are from the kit with the exception of the little brass rounds and 2 8mm swarovksi's.

I have been wanting to use this antique locket for some time - I finally got brave enough to take it out of my hoard and make something with it.

I came across the rutliated quartz pendant while searching for something else in my stash - I used the labradorite chips from the kit and added little ruby rounds to break them up a bit. It laid itself out like a heart when I was setting it up.

I made these after seeing a pattern for them in Jewelry Affaire Magazine (July/Aug/Sept 2015), the artist who created the design is Takako Saiin. 

Well, that is all for this kit - I have to get cracking on the Lunar Eclipse Challenge kit. And the Brave Angel kit...and a zillion other things :)


  1. Wow- I love the variety of beautiful pieces you created with this kit - really impressive.

  2. Sooo Creative you are and really met the Challenge of the kit.My favorite of course is Necklace #2 with the Vintage Brass filigree.

  3. Wow all so different and perfect in their own way. I really love them all. I love how you added leather to a necklace and bracelet. The pieces you added leather to are my absolute favorites.

  4. Wow! You went to town with this challenge and produced a beautiful assortment of designs! I love them all and I especially like the stash items you selected. You gave them new life in these inspired design. I particularly like the rutilated quartz interspersed with rubies. I love the fire/ice look!

  5. So many great designs! I love the warrior look of the earrings!