This time around we were to use beads from FusionBeads, and we could go crazy with what we could design - earrings, necklace, bracelet, it was our choice. The due date for the Challenge was January 10th. What were we to use, you ask? Well, here's the list!
- Olive leather cording
- Green Girl Owl Toggle
- Transparent Green Luster Fire Polished Rounds
- Transparent Gold/Smoke Luster Fire Polished Rounds
- Matte Dark Hunter Lucite walnut Leaf charms
- 2.8mm Matte Metallic Teal/Gold Iris Drop Japanese Seed Bead
- 5mm Tiger Kamagong Ebony Hardwood Round Bead
Of course, being the last minute procrastinator I am, I waited to order my beads....waited, waited, and waited. Until the week before the Challenge was due. Smart, huh? Ah well, what can I say.
Luckily, Lorelei must've heard me lashing myself from afar, and put out a question to everyone, asking if an extension was needed. Now, my stuff had come in on time, barely. But of course I still hadn't started anything. So I, of course, answered with a resounding *Yes, pretty please with chocolate and a glass of Shiraz on top!* We were granted that extension, and the new due date was Friday, January 21st. I was luckily able to get my piece completed by the due date, and actually wasn't up on Monday morning at 2am editing pictures and posting to my blog! Amazing, in and of itself...and I won't tell you how I had actually posted this on Monday, January 17th, thinking that was the due date for some reason...heh.
And so, without any further wordiness, here is my piece for Lorelei's FusionBead Reader Challenge!
Yep, a bracelet. I've been on a bit of a bracelet bender lately, and so it continued into this challenge. It's a four strand bracelet, with the Owl Toggle clasp as a great finishing touch. You'll notice that the toggle bar I'm using isn't the one that came with the clasp. Somewhere along the line it disappeared. Gone, who knows where. So I made one myself out of some sterling silver wire I had left - from before the prices went haywire.
Gaea, a few enameled beads from Barbara Lewis, and some wood beads. Both of these strands were knotted - pretty much a first for me!
Anyway, I leave you with two final looks at my bracelet for this Reader Challenge of Lorelei's....and I really can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
Please do go back to Lorelei's blog for more information! It's sure to be fun :) And don't forget to hop around with us...
http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/ - you are here!