Thursday, October 30, 2014

Midnight Magic Challenge Reveal: Andrew Thornton



Happy Halloween!  We wanted to celebrate the holiday with a special Design Kit challenge.  We named this special challenge, "Midnight Magic" and it included a blend of fiery oranges and inky blacks with pops of copper.  We thought it would be fun to have a limited number of kits as well!

The kit included Czech glass (both old and new), vintage Austrian glass, satin cord, Irish waxed linen, Hamilton gold, carved agate, corrugated gunmetal finish iron beads, ceramic, gunmetal, and a Luxury Bead Blend.  The blend included a mix of African copper, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals and so much more!

The kit also included a Mystery Component made by me!  The piece that I sent was a polymer clay pendant with a stylized double star motif.  I used warm coppers and burnt golds on top of a dark gray clay.  I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Without further ado... here's the piece that I made:

I've been super busy, but I wanted to participate.  So, I whipped together a "mesh" top layer made out of Czech fire polish beads and vintage seed beads.  I used Right Angle Weave to make it.  The under layer is composed of peyote stitch with black Japanese seed beads.  It's reversible and can be worn with the orange on the outside or inside.

Make sure to check out what the other participants made:
Kari Asbury
Shaiha Williams
Tammy Bowman

On Andrew Thornton's Blog:
Andrew Thornton
Alison Herrington
Laurel Ross
Geri Colgrove

7 comments:

Alison Herrington said...

Happy Halloween! Love it! Reversible too, awesome!

Laurel said...

Ok. You HAVE to show me that technique. Super easy.... love it!!!!

Shaiha said...

What a fun bracelet. I love the fact that it is reversible.

Kari Asbury said...

Happy Halloween! Thank you for another great design kit! Your bracelet is wonderful! I am always amazed with ability to "whip something up" that is so beautiful in the midst of your busy schedule.

Inner Muse Jewelry Design said...

I love things that pull double-duty and your bracelet is perfect! The orange Firepolish mesh pops on top of the black background beads. Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

Ann Schroeder said...

I love the kit you put together for this challenge. So fun! Your bracelet is beautiful.

Mia Nutick said...

I don't know why I thought the reveal date was in November. I will email you my pictures ASAP.