When I was asked to participate in this challenge I jumped at the opportunity. This challenge made me very nostalgic . I was asked to use some of the wonderful beads from http://www.ZnetShows.com and crea…
Once again I was privileged to contribute to ZnetShows Inc.and Creative Spark Magazine. I was allowed to choose the Cultured Sea Glass Beads that I wanted to use. My inspiration was ” The Garden”. I love working in the dirt, getting my hands dirty and helping things to grow. One of my favorite blooms in the garden has always been the Okra flower.
Looking at the conch shells reminded me that at the end of the day the Okra flower closes . I used a silver curb chain along with S29-B84 – Cultured Sea Glass Beads (conch shell) 39x20mm 84-Lemon ,S06-B37-ONE – Cultured Sea Glass Beads 10mm 37-Medium Amethyst , and S42-B23FOUR – Cultured Sea Glass tusk Beads varies 23-Peridot (20-pc-str) . I added a few small yellow jade beads to complete the look.This next necklace was inspired by the colors of my hydrangea bush.
I used S86-B39 – Cultured Sea Glass Beads in Periwinkle alone with S63-B31 – Cultured Sea Glass Beads ( oval ring) 26x22mm 31-Light Sapphire ,04-B31FIVE – Cultured Sea Glass Beads 6mm 31-Light Sapphire -sky blue color (8-in-str) and S76-B31 – Cultured Sea Glass hour glass Beads About 22x9mm 31-Light Sapphire. I added a blue/green green crystal to finish it off.
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When Paula Winchester Hisel posted this challenge it really made me think. I remembered all the wonderful summers we spent in Charleston S.C., Myrtle Beach and Savannah. All the summers have become one memory in my mind. One beautiful memory.
To recreate my memory I used chrysoprase and vintage stick coral. I added a few pieces of bamboo coral and 14K gold beads and a handmade clasp.
The Challenge was for me to draw inspiration from the wonderful pictures of Derby Hats that our Hostess Bobbie Rafferty posted. You can see them here: http://www.beadsong.blogspot.com/2013/04/hats-off-challenge-sign-ups.html
I was drawn to the black and white photos.I decided to try to make something that would be as bold around the neck as the hats were to the head. I hope you like it. I used only Natural Materials. My Native American culture inspired me once again. I used Bone, Horn, Stone and Wood . I made my headpins from copper. The clasp is also handmade using copper. I found the softest Greek Leather. It wears well.
Please stop by the other wonderful designers that have taken this challenge as well.
You can find their links here.http://www.beadsong.blogspot.com/2013/05/hats-off-challenge-reveal.html
This was my inspiration hat: