Thursday, May 31, 2012

Challenge of Literature

Ok, you never see this! And you may never see it again! Today is Erin Prais-Hintz' Challenge of Literature Blog Hop Day. And I participated! But I didn't only do one project like I usually do, I did two!
My first project was based on the book Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  I know, it's not a new book.  I only just found the series, though, and I love them!  I am Scottish, and love all things Scottish (especially a Scottish accent - when I read the book, I imagine Jamie's voice - *chills*)!  The button I used as a closure is a Scottish thistle, of course.  I used purple waxed linen cord to highlight the purple in the button, but also because it's the color of Royalty, and in the book, the Scots were fighting for their freedom from England.  I also used pearls because of the pearl necklace Jamie gave Claire.  This was the first time I tried doing this bracelet, and let me tell you, it's addicting!  I'll be doing more, for sure, but want to use my own buttons at some point!


This second project was based on a quote from The Wizard of Oz.  The quote is as follows:

A heart is not judged by how much you love;
but by how much you are loved by others.

- The Wizard of Oz


I asked the lovely Miss Erin Prais-Hintz to make it for me, because i wanted to make something for my boyfriend.  The Wizard of Oz is his favorite movie of all time, and purple is his favorite color.  I wanted to make him something that had those elements, and let him know how much he is loved.

I hope you had fun looking at what I made.  It may take me a couple of days to get to everyone's blog, but I will!  I can't wait to see what everyone made! 

You can see what everyone else made by checking out the list below!

 
 

24 comments:

Patti Van said...

I LOVE making those bracelets! The key ring is fabulous...and I, too, love that quote from The Wizard of Oz! Great job!

K Hutchinson said...

What lovely pieces! I love that button on your bracelet! Your keychain is gorgeous! What a fun story bead!

adlinah said...

I really like how your pieces are wearable / usable. And how both had elements of purple which is my favourite colour. I think you made a great choice using that thistle button - it added a unique, beautiful touch to a simple bracelet.

Amy said...

Both pieces are simply gorgeous.

Off the Beadin' Path said...

Your enthusiasm shows in your entire post and your jewelry! That Scottish thistle is beautiful, especially with the purple linen! That's a very nice quote on your "Simple Truths" bead, a perfect gift! Nicely done!

Shaiha said...

Ohhh. I love both pieces especially the bracelet! I can see Claire wearing it.

Copper Diem said...

Awesome job! I love them both!

A Polymer Penchant said...

So inspiring Sue. I love how on trend you bracelet is considering it's old world inspiration. And I bow down to you getting perfect Art bead piece for a guy, that's awesome

Alice said...

I love both pieces! What a great gift for your boyfriend!

Lesley said...

Lovely designs Sue and I love the thistle button - I have scottish ancestry too - good scots name is Watt. Love that you made such a personal piece too and it's a great idea to do that with a favourite quote.

SoulsFireDesigns said...

I love these pieces Sue! Outlander is one of my favorite books of all time, Jamie is so... *shudders* Mhmm... lucky Claire! The bracelet is absolutely perfect :) And the keyring is just amazing! What a clever idea!!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Sue,
I love those books I have read all three of them twice even though it has been many years ago just the mention of them bring the story back to me. I love the bracelet you made to represent the book it is beautiful and fitting. What a special sentiment to give to your boyfriend I am sure he will treasure it always.
Therese

Barb Fernald said...

Nice to see something made for a guy. Great quote.

And I loved all of those books. The bracelet is a perfect piece with the combination of pearls, purple and the thistle button. This looks like it was a fun challenge to do.

Rose said...

I haven't made those bracelets yet but I'm loving yours! The pearl and purple combo is GORGEOUS. Royal, really.

And that keychain is so sweet. Love it.

Jennifer said...

Hi Sue - I love it! Who hasn't read "Outlander"? I re-read all 7? 9? books while recovering from surgery this January. Still good a second time... Well done on both counts!

TesoriTrovati said...

Miss Sue! I love that bracelet. What a cool button! I have never attempted that style but I can see that it might become addicting! I am also touched to see what became of your 'story bead'... what a great present for that special man in your life! Thank you for playing with me in this Challenge! Enjoy the day. Erin

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Lobely pieces!

beadrecipes said...

I LOVE the Outlander series, some of my favourite books ever. And I even considered using them myself. The bracelet is fantastic and the thistle button closure very Scottish. I do like the keychain as well, hope your partner does too.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wow - love that Scottish thistle button and the bracelet is amazing!
Love the piece you created for your guy!!

Kim said...

I love both of your pieces, and the button on the first one is perfect for Outlander. I loved those books and Wizard of Oz is one of my favorites as well. Did he like the keychain?

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I really love your bracelet! That purple bead is really cool also.

Dawn Doucette said...

I love the Wizard of Oz Quote, your special focal Erin made and the whole sentiment behind that piece. How special! Love your bracelet as well. Both are pieces well done dear friend!
{Hugs!}

CraftyHope said...

Both of your pieces turned out beautifully. I especially like the first one. I've never heard of that series though. Might have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

Marlene Cupo said...

Super job on the bracelet. Just found a tute on making them but sure mine won't compare.

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