This time, it's the reveal for the Spring Fling Kit Challenge, organized by the lovely Amy of Amybeads.
To give you a refresher, these were the beads that I was sent:
And this was the focal that came with it, handmade by the talented Alenka from Slovenia:
I desperately wanted to do something with seed beads for this challenge. I had dreams of creating a peyote bezel for the focal, and perhaps some fancy stitch for the necklace rope itself.
There was only one problem with that.
I, apparently, am not a seed beader.
Well, not yet, at least. Still, the reason for that is matter for another blog post, and I want to get on to the reveal. After all, what I did end up making, I am very very pleased with.
First up, the necklace:
Instead of making a bezel out of seed beads, I glued on a bail. I had originally planned on having the dragonfly be straight up and down... It was a last minute inspiration to glue it at a diagonal.
Up next, the earrings:
Even though they are simple, I absolutely love these. Of course, it doesn't hurt that purple is my favorite color. Still, the faceted white beads are simply lovely, and I was so happy to have some leftover from the necklace for these earrings.
And, last but not least, the hairsticks:
These are made with the other pair of 3D printed hairstick prototypes that I 3D modeled myself. (The other pair was used in my Bead Soup.)
The prototype flaws are a little easier to see on these white blanks--namely the ridge that shows up intermittently in the middle--but I thought they matched the color scheme so well that I had to use them. Besides, no one is going to see that ridge when these beauties are in my hair. :D
So, there we go! Those are the pieces that I made for this challenge!
Here is everything together:
Isn't this colorway beautiful?!
So, the final result... No seed beads, but still really happy! I love the colors, love the elegant-but-Springy feeling of the entire set, love the fact that I was able to tackle this challenge and make something pretty. I was even able to make everything using the kit that was sent to me--and I can't wait to see what everyone else made.
Thank you so, so much Amy and Alenka!
Want to see what the other participants made for this challenge? Check them out!
Maryanne • Zingala's Workshop
Therese • Therese's Treasures
Tanya • A Work in Progress
Alenka • Pepita Handmade
Kepi • A Little of This, A Little of That
Beti •Stringing Fool
Dolores • Crafty D's Creations
Jenny • Wonder and Whimsy (You're here!)
Cynthia • Created Treasures
Mowse • Mowse Made This
Carolyn • Carolyn's Creations
So many talented people! :D