Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blogger design challenge, with a great supporting cast!

I had a pile of the 'Electric' purple beads from Rings and Things blogger challenge. I wanted to make something that made them the focal, but not the focal - does that make sense? Something like a great supporting cast - something that the design would just not be complete without it.

I began to rummage thru my supplies and found a fun random color pattern of purples and thought to celebrate the last day of Feb - the month of amethyst - this would be a fun design.

This necklace has components from each of my blog partner sponsors, Rings & Things, Art Beads and Beadin Path, whether thru the program or purchased on my own, and more items I have collected over time.

It was fun to bring them all together, into one design.

Electric Circus (it is a fun balancing act between symmetry and random )

From Rings & Things
29-555-10-901 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 10mm (Brown Mix) *
29-555-16-901 Bead, Shell Pearl, Round, 16mm (Brown Mix) *
28-000-007-273 Bead, Glass, Faceted Round, 10mm (Electric Purple)*
40-099-24-7 - Chain, Footage, Oval Curb, 10.5mm (Antiqued Copper Plated) *
47-406-SP 22 ga copper wire
24-101-7 10mm copper filigree bead

From Beadin Path
LUC4274BR Matte Dark Bark Tube beads, 6 x 26 mm*

From ArtBeads
TBRD6-615 TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Matte Raku Blue/Purple Iris 8g Bag

And the rest! (sung in my head like Gilligans Island theme)
copper chain - lululalland
copper rings - sedonastones
purple turquoise - dakotastones

*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Rings & Things were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blog Partner Program. These items are for review or design purposes. Find out more about the Rings & Things Blog Partner Program . More items marked with '*' mentioned in this post credited to Beadin Path were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Beadin Path Design Partners. These items are for review or design purposes.

1 comment:

  1. You can't beat purple! What a fun creation...ready in time for Spring!