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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lorelei Eurto Bohemian Challenge

About a month ago I read about Lorelei Eurto's challenge. She was on vacation in Maine and stopped in Beadin Path and picked out some lucite beads.  Heather and her staff, put together the kits and offered them for sale on their website. As soon as I saw the colors I decided I had to have a kit. Even though the giant links and even giant-er black flowers weren't something I would normally choose - I decided that I should step out 'da box and try something new.

Today is the day we get to reveal what we made!

As soon as I saw the flowers I knew that they had to be the focus of my piece. I used glass bead caps from my stash for the centers on two of them and a flower button for the third.  I also wanted to use different types of chain but kept them similar enough for a cohesive look.
I loved the lucite beads but didn't want to simply string them altogether.
So.... I added bundles of little silver star bursts, green and white striped glass beads and some caps.
I know what you're thinking... where are the giant links?? Still on the workbench.... I'll come up with something, this just got to be so, so.... much? But I had a great time - Thanks to Lorelei and the folks at Beadin Path for coming up with a great idea!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wing a Ding Ding!

I managed a little playtime this weekend -- so of course I had to see what happened with the wingdings I got from Genea. I gotta tell ya, I love these little beads. Each one is unique but they all  have this cheerful feeling to them! I may need to get about a thousand more in every color! This piece is simple but gives that warm fuzzy feeling, ya know? Won't this look perfect with your favorite sweater?

Checking a few names off the Christmas gift list with this....

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