Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Very Merry UnBirthday Party!

Hi all! Today is reveal day for Shelley Turner and Marlene Cupo's  UnBirthday Party! They really come up with the coolest challenges. Everyone signed up, gave their birthday month, and got their partners. I was paired with Cheri Reed, of
Her birthday happened during this challenge, on April 21st! I'm so glad I got to help her birthday be special with an unexpected gift. Now, the birthstone for April is a diamond. Hmmm,, that's not a challenge, really...
Thankfully, Cheri gave me some other color options, and pointed out a necklace design from my flickr account that she really liked.  It is one of my favorites as well, a pretty design by the awesome Laura McCabe. Featured in her book, Embellished Beadweaving, it is a netting variation.

Cheri requested turquoise and white for her color scheme.

The clasp is a button I had bezeled last year, and the colors were the same! Must be fate!

I love the lines of this necklace, very clean and summery, with some visual interest in the netted beads.
Here is the list of the other wonderful participants, go check them out! Blessings, Shirley
Ali McCarthy
Alicia Marinache
Anzia Parks
Audrey Belanger
Cheri Reed
Cheryl Dunham
Chris Eisenberg
Christine Schlicht
Cynthia Machata
D Lynne Bowland
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
Gina Hockett
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Janeen Burlingame
Joana Perez Stribel
Lori Schneider
Mary Govaars
Mischelle Fanucchi
Paula Gaskill
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Sherry Baun
Shirley Moore
Sierra Barrett
Susan Bowie
Susie Harris
Mowse Doyle
Cindy Muse
Ellie Grossman
Marlene Cupo
Shelley Graham Turner


  1. Shirley, this is beautiful! Very clean and uncluttered and very wearable. You do nice work :-)

  2. This is gorgous. I love the color or the turquoise.

  3. what a pretty necklace! and the bezel work is just beautiful!

  4. I absolutely love this necklace! What a fantastic gift!

  5. Hi Shirley,
    That is a beautiful necklace. I too have always admired it when I first saw it in your blog banner. Now I know where to get the instructions.

  6. Shirley, this is such a beauty! Love the button-clasp-bezel - and I am always in awe of seed bead work :)

  7. I can never stop drooling over your bead weaving skills. Cheri is a lucky girl indeed. Thank you for the kind comments and so glad you had fun with our little surprise party.

  8. I'm envious of the beadweaving talent! Gorgeous! Happy Unbirthday!

  9. Its amazing, all those seed beads...beadweavers always amaze me!! So lovely!

    Thanks for coming to the party, make sure to go to to find out about the party goodie bag you have coming your way! ~ Shelley

    PS I love visiting your blog and seeing that gorgeous piece in your cover photo!

  10. I commented on this on your partners page, but it is just soooo pretty and I love the clasp!!! Have a Blessed day!!


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