Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Fever Design Challenge

When I heard about this Spring Fever Blog hop, I knew I wanted to try and get a set of adorable spring beads.  But not because I have been longing for spring.  I live in Orlando and we have two seasons, really hot and eh, it's not that bad today.  These beads were too cute to not want to try.  I was a little nervous because I wasn't sure what color scheme I was going to get.  I lucked out and received purple, yellow and green, three of my favorites.  Of course I didn't take a picture of the beads because as soon as I got them, I wanted to start stringing.
I ended up with three pieces.  I bracelet made with one of the ceramic birds, a lighter purple bead and a ceramic lentil bead with tiny purple flowers.  I used some wooden slice beads and a purple flower toggle to finish it off.  

I wanted to make a charm necklace with the ceramic leaf so I wire wrapped some tiny purple seed beads around a copper circle and added some extra flowers and beads dangling from the bottom.  I used the second bird to attach the circle to
some tan suede cord.  
The last necklace I'm not crazy about.  I used some yellow beads and wire wrapped purple flowers before adding the green ceramic rounds.  I finished it off with some purple jade beads.  I might do it over.  I don't know, I can't stand taking stuff apart.
The one thing I didn't use was the sari silk.  It was a lovely purple color, but I just couldn't figure out what to do with it.  I'm saving it for another day.  

Please check out what everyone else made:

Erin Prais – Hintz –
Toltec Jewels -