Thursday, June 18, 2015
Splendid Procession Challenge Reveal...
Splendid Procession Challenge! Much gratitude goes out to all the participants! I have been having a lot of fun looking at all the different pieces made with the kit!
The colors of the kit were inspired by watermelon tourmaline and I drew inspiration from some of the depictions of faerie processions. This is what was included in the kit.
Each of the kits also included a Mystery Component made by me! I made these polymer clay butterfly wings with colored resin embellishments. It's a fake cloisonné look. I also touched up each pendant with iridescent paints and pigments.
And without further ado.... here's the reveal:
This piece was made by Laurel Ross. Here's what she said: "The base of this necklace is made of hand-dyed silk ribbon. I used waxed linen to tie on beads and add texture to the piece. It can be worn as a necklace or a funky wrap bracelet."
This piece was made by Debbie Rogers. Here's what she had to say about it: "I call this necklace, "Splendid Whimsy". It was a labor of love for the bead challenge. One look at the beads and the ideas and inspiration just flowed. My inspiration was the fairies and flowers of the forest. Every step I took in making this piece was guided as if by magical forest creatures whispering in my ear, telling me exactly what to do next. I imaged them gathering things and their tiny hands making it all come to life."
This necklace was made by Lisa Mendum. Here's what she had to say about it: "It was wonderful to work with this color palette. The butterfly wing focal was the best! After I opened the challenge kit, I went into my bead stash and found a magnetic clasp and some chain which I made into a multi-strand necklace. I hope everyone likes it!"
This necklace was made by Kathleen. Here's what she had to say about it: "I just love this colorway! I always think of red and green as Christmas, but that mindset has been forever changed. I wanted all the colors to be visualized, so I made a simple multi-strand necklace."
This necklace was made by me. One of the techniques that I fall back on is embellishing chain with wire-wrapped dangles. I think it gives pieces an opulent look and has a lot of movement. It's also a great way to use up seemingly random assortments and makes them work together. I think the necklace has a very lush look, almost like a magical garden! I used a bronze toggle from Saki Silver and I think it goes with the piece perfectly! The other nice thing is that the decorative clasp can be worn in the front, in the back, or off to the side depending on which beads you want to highlight.
But wait... there's even more to see! Check out what these participants made for the Splendid Procession Challenge:
Up next is the Endless Sky Challenge! I hope you'll join us on the reveal date. It's scheduled for Thursday, July 16th!