Sharyl McMillian-Nelson of Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections decided it would be fun to see what everyone could make with the same packet of beads.
Now, I'm sorry to say, I don't have a clue as to what all these beauties are, but they are gorgeous!!
I immediately fell in love with the round stone with the hints of pink. I've been on a bezeling spree lately, so I bezeled it up, and quickly settled on a design. Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork is one of my 'go to' books. I chose a couple of shapes, and got to work. Here is the result:
Then I added open diamonds to the end, and created a double toggle to slip through them both. This is a technique I learned from Beth Stone.
I had lots of opportunity to embellish in this bracelet, and I had a blast! From the pink pearls around the bezel, to the tiny size 15 seed beads on the strap of the toggle.
I used a combination of rainbow grey beads, a rose gold, and honey gold throughout the bracelet to keep the color palette soft, and flowing.
I really enjoyed putting all the different elements together in this bracelet. It is a striking design, and shows off those pretty stones so well!
I also wanted to make something with those green briolettes, and ran just a bit short on time.
But I think you get the picture! :) It will only take about another hour to finish the other earring, but I needed to get this post written up, so I'll finish it later. I went to Diane Fitzgerald again, and created a teardrop shaped beadwork behind the briolette. I used the same colors from the bracelet.
It's a very pretty earring style, and I can't wait to wear them! Hope you enjoyed the show, and please visit the rest of the designers to see what they did with this great challenge! Blessings, Shirley
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Skye Jewels)
Kristi Jaro (Curiosities by K)
Shirley Moore (Beads and Bread)
Therese Frank (Therese's Treasures)
Kashmira Patel (Sadafulee)
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Host
(Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections)