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