Friday, June 27, 2014

The Jenny Monthly Challenge - June Reveal

It's really the last friday of June already? 

Wow... sometimes it feels like they don't make months as long as they used to.

Still, the last friday of June is a good thing... because that means it's time to reveal what I made for this month's Jenny Monthly Challenge! To jog your memory, here's the kit that I chose:

Lampwork by Julsbeads, vintage pearls, Chinese crystals--oh my!

And, without further ado, here is what I made!

Yep... it's a necklace and a matching pair of earrings!

I have to admit that, after last month's kumihimo, it was nice to sit down and do something a bit more conventional. It still had its challenges, to be sure--figuring out how to make a bail for the key, switching out different chains until I got one to work--but overall it flowed very nicely.

And after the lemonade debacle, it was nice to have something go right for a change!

And now for some vanity shots!

First, the earrings...

...And next, the necklace!

I really, really like the elegant feel of this piece--the brass and the gold and the cream, the contrast of the sparkly crystals with the creamy vintage pearls and handmade lampwork.

Originally, I was going to say that I want to find the perfect occasion to wear this set of jewelry... But, honestly, why wait? I think it will be just lovely any time I decide to wear it.

So, there you go! Thanks so much for stopping by... I really appreciate you joining me on my journey, as I challenge myself to grow. 

And, guess what? 

I have a whole new challenge lined up for July--and I can't wait to share it!

Until then, have a wonderful weekend!

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