Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sweet Honey Challenge Reveal...

At long last, today is the reveal for the Sweet Honey Challenge!  Many thanks to everyone for their extreme patience!  I kept bumping the reveal back, but ultimately I think it worked out best and allowed the most people to be able to participate and share their creations.

Take a look at what was in this kit!  To find out more about the contents, CLICK HERE.  I think the kit included a healthy selection of honey-inspired components.

But wait... that's not all!  Each kit also included a Mystery Component!  This one was handmade by me!  It's polymer clay with colored resin on top to simulate the look of honey.

And without further ado... here's the reveal:
Kate Enniss-Reid made this necklace.  Here's what she had to say about it:  "I made this multi-strand concoction using all of your beautiful beads.  The lampwork bee is by Debbe Hull.  I've never been much of a person for yellows or golds, but I really love this combination and will proudly wear it!"

 Sandi Bass made these pieces.  Here's what she had to say about it:  "Thank you for allowing me to participate.  I appreciate the effort that goes into putting this together.  Here are the pieces that I created using your components and a few of my own."

"In the necklace, I used the adorable honeycomb Mystery Component pendant, the little bee charms, and amber chips and fire-polished beads."

Sandi Bass also made this bracelet.  

I made this multi-strand bracelet.  I  think it's a good way to showcase a lot of the different elements that went into the kits.  I used the repeating blocks of seed beads to help unify the entire piece and make it more cohesive.  

But wait... there's even more!  Check out what these participants made for the Sweet Honey Challenge:

Up next is the Splendid Procession Challenge.  I hope you'll join us on the reveal date is Thursday June 18th.  Thanks again for all your support and kind energy!


Unknown said...

Beautiful work from everyone on this kit

I love Kate's multistrand necklace with the mystery component. It looks so fun and is such a beautiful combination!

Sandi's necklace looks like it belongs to the honey goddess, and I really love her wonderful dangle bracelet.

Andrew's beautiful bracelet does a great job of featuring some of the beads from the kit - it was another great one.

Thanks so much, Andrew! I always enjoy your challenges immensely

Alison Adorns said...

Kate's: love the multisstrand look! Gorgeous little bee you found!
Sandy's: wow what amazing beadwork in the pendant you made with the mystery component!
Andrew's: love the simplicity of the design and how it makes the beads the star!

Thank you Andrew for putting together and hosting this fun challenge!

Dolores Raml said...

I love Kate's multi strand necklace, great way to use the component.
Sandi's pieces are great too, I particularly love the dangle bracelet.
Great job on your bracelet Andrew.
Thanks again for another wonderful kit and putting the hop together. It's always fun to see what everyone does with mostly the same items.

Gloria Allen said...

Kate's Multistrand a beautiful blend to create a Statement Necklace
Sandi I love the combination of patterns to create an Elegant Piece
Andrew, luv the Multi strand bracelet Great job from all we had a great hop.

Karin G said...

I love to see how many different and beautiful designs are created from the same kit. Kate's necklace is so luscious and the use of the special component in Sandi's necklace is wonderful. I can hear the dangles on her bracelet too! I love the simplicity and purity of Andrew's bracelet.
Thank you again for these wonderful challenges.

ChristinaMarieH said...

I always love looking to see what everyone created with their kits! All of these pieces are pretty, my favorite is the charm bracelet.

Sarajo Wentling said...

I always love seeing what directions everyone goes in with these challenge kits... so much honey goodness! Everyone's creations are wonderful, but I'm just blown away by Sandi's necklace. Andrew, thanks for hosting another inspirational challenge!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Yummy! These were worth the wait.