Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lorelei/Shannon LIMA Beads Challenge

Today is the reveal for the Lorelei and Shannon Bead Challenge! The idea was to purchase the kit from Lima Beads and make as many things as you could from the kit.
Here's my first attempt at a necklace using a majority of the parts. I have to say that I don't really like it - it's not really my style. Maybe it's the colors together - I don't know. I didn't disassemble it, but I will - I'm not sure what I will make but it has to be better than this!
The earrings, I like. I used some of my own ribbed spacer beads and they go pretty well! I would never have picked out the yellowish colored pearls but I like the color combo, and I had fun trying to perfect my briolette wire wrapping! This necklace, I like too - more my style, kind of a choker, and I love the chain!
Finally, this is another idea I am working on. I never worked with stick pearls like this before, and I like how they hang like fringe. I made a cool wire on the back of the flower beads so they hang nicely too, and I like the yellowish pearls with both colors. I may keep this one!

As you can see I didn't use the ribbon - to me it didn't really match with any of the beads. I know I can use it for something else, but I want to make some of my own beads to use it with, I think.

You can see what everyone else made by going to Lorelei's blog and checking out all the links! Have fun!

14 comments:

Marcie Abney said...

I love the mix of the beads! It's very textural. Great piece!

Kristi Bowman said...

I like what you did Sue, all of your pieces are really great!! Even the first necklace that you don't care for I like the way it has lots of shapes and sizes, balanced yet asymetrical. I'm really loving those pretty briolettes!! Nice work Sue!

Malin de Koning said...

I also really like the earrings and the choker necklace Sue! As for the rest I look forward to see what you finally come up with. I am sure it will become super nice. Lots of interesting details there. :-)

Firefly Visions said...

I like what you did with the pieces. Although not your style, I really like the first necklace.

Alice said...

Sue, I love your pieces--even the necklace you don't care for. So clever how you made wires for the little purple flowers. I could not for the life of me figure out how to get them to lay right, so they didn't get used at all.

maryharding said...

I love what you made and you are super brave to show how hard it is sometimes to make a piece of jewely. Wonderful Sue. Hope this is the beginning of a great week.

Molly Alexander said...

I really like your designs sue - the first necklace really works for me! I can't wait to see what the last piece turns out like. Beautiful job!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Great pieces! I really like the WIP with the stick pearls. They are like a party on your neck!!

All your pieces turned out stunning (even the one that you don't like) :o) I really do like it as it is!

Have a terrific weekend!

Elisabeth said...

I love what you made Sue And that last fringed one is going to be a knockout!

Tracy said...

I love those earrings...so cute!

Pixiloo said...

Sue, I love how you used the nuggets in the choker. It's so simple, but such a statement. I can't wait to see what you create with the stick pearls and flower beads. You are off to an awesome start with that. d

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Great job on all your pieces I think my favorite is the one you have started, I love the fringe. So funny how our necklaces are so similar!
Shannon

Lorelei Eurto said...

HI Sue!!Thank you so much for participating! I think your pieces turned out great! I hope you continue to work on that final necklace and show us when it's finished!

Shel said...

These are great designs! I like the first one - the mix of beads livens up the texture and really stands out!

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