Thursday, August 11, 2016

Allegory Gallery - Mystery Challenge 2 Reveal

As promised, it's time for a before-I-go-on-vacation reveal! Woo!

Today I get to show off what I made for yet another beautiful Allegory Gallery kit challenge. Which one, you ask? Well, this one:

The colors for this kit are hinted at in the above picture. So, imagine my delight when I opened the mail and saw this:

What a beautiful combination of yellow and blue! There's lapis, vintage lucite, Czech glass, waxed linen, silk--you name it!

I didn't have the chance to make much with those beautiful components... And, in all honesty, I cheated a little and only used the handmade pendant that was included. And I didn't even use yellow--I used gold.

Ah well... artistic license, and all that!

That being said, however, I really like the necklace set that I made:

I really liked the combination of blue and bronze on the pendant, so I echoed those colors in the design. 

About the construction: it's a pretty straight-forward design using wire-wrapped links and a pattern based on threes. The earrings are made with the same beads as the necklace... What can I say, I like things that match. :)

So, there you go! That's what I've made so far with this beautiful kit. I hope to make more with the other components at some point--and, if I do, I'll be sure to post about it. I really do like the combination of blue and yellow, so I need to make something that does it justice.

...For now, though, I need to go pack! 

Thanks to Andrew and William at Allegory Gallery for putting this kit together, and thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


  1. Perfect! The softer colors of the pendant stumped me and you have pulled in just the right beads to complement the pendant. Also really like the chain links. I'm a little on the fence about the challenges on Facebook. I always seem to lose track of other participants, and get lost between Facebook and blogs. What do you think?

  2. Love your necklace! I also liked the bronze with the blue in the pendant, and beaded chain is a favorite look. I'm glad you posted pics of the kit! I had forgotten what was in it and what wasn't because I got so many materials interspersed on my bead table.!


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