The awesome Rita (Toltec Jewels) put out a request for artists interested in playing with some of Sue Kennedy's new bead design, chicklets.
If you've ever had the pleasure of designing with Sue's beads, you will totally understand why it was a joy to create with this bead!
I received the top bead on the last row. Yes, that yummy orangey pinkey color. Sooo gorgeous!!!
This is a small bead, so you would think I would choose to create a bracelet, right?
I wanted to make a necklace, so I could feature this baby front and center.
Wanna see? Course you do, that's why you came. Insert dramatic cloak swishing....TADA!!!!!!!
I created a double rope with kumihimo and 3 bead spiral peyote.
Here is a close up of the kumihimo. I looped the end, and added some jump rings to the loop for a fun texture. This has 8 elements, with a chocolate bamboo yarn creating grounding for the sparkle yarns in burgundy, yellow, and orange.
The peyote spiral picks up the darker tones in the bead, along with a softer shade of the oranges. The spiral has two size 8's, and 1 size 11 seed bead. This is a quick spiral that packs a lot of visual punch.
and added some simple fringe to the bottom. The butterfly bail gives such a nice contrast to the ropes, and the darker beads just point straight to that fabulous chicklet!!
I may go back and add more fringe, it's driving me crazy the way it keeps separating to either side!
Here are the rest of the lucky participants!
Thanks Rita, for another super fun challenge!
Guest of Honor & Featured Artist: Susan Kennedy
Sue Kennedy's blogs: SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
Sue Kennedy's website SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads SueBeads
Toltec Jewels http://www.
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.
Jennifer Reno http://jenrenjewelry.
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.
Melissa Trudinger http://Beadrecipes.
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina www.peru-medesigns.com
Shai Williams http://shaihasramblings.
Carolyn Lawson http://Carolynscreationswa.
Rana Wilson http://Ranaleadesigns.
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.
Robin Showstack http://
Sheila Prosterman http://catswithbeads.
Karla Morgan http://Texaspepperjams.
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickdesign.
Kelly Rodgers https://www.facebook.com/
Jayne Capps https://mamasgottodoodle.
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi https://micheladasmusings.
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.
Chris Eisenberg www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding http://www.zibbet.com/
Linda Landig http://lindalandig.
Crystal Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.
Cheri Reed http://
Heather d-Entremont http://frugalmadougall.
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.
Lori Schneider http://www.beadaddicted.
Tammy Adams http://www.paisleylizard.com/
Melinda Orr http://bandanagirl.indiemade.
Lennis Carrier http://windbent.wordpress.
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.
Elizabeth Hodges http://thewhisperingseas.
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.
Tanya McGuire http://tanyamcguire.
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog/
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson http://sharylsjewelry.
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.
Thanks for joining me in celebrating this challenge. Blessings, Shirley