Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bead Packet Design Challenge from Sharyl's Jewelry & NKP Designs

Back at the end of September, I signed up for a Design Challenge on Sharyl's Jewelry blog.  It was in conjunction with NKP Designs, using some of her artbeads.  We were mailed a packet of beads and asked to design a piece of jewelry. The idea was to see what 10 different jewelry designers would come up with using the same beads. I loved the beads.  The colors were fantastic and I had several ideas right away.  We were required to use the large focal artbead and at least 2 other of the artbeads. Then we could use the rest of the beads or beads from our stash to finish our piece. I thought my beads all complimented themselves so well, I decided to use only the beads I received in my piece along with the silk and the chain.  This is what I finally settled on. I'm loving using Sari silk ribbons in my jewelry lately and I had the perfect colors left from some silks I'd gotten from Marsha Neal's studio that I had used in my Bead Soup Blog Party piece in August.  I found this chain that just seemed to say "Use me" with these beads and the silks.  And the toggle fit perfectly, too.  What do you think?  How did I do with my beads and the Bead Challenge?  Be sure to visit Sharyl's Jewelry blog for the rest of the participants and see what the other 9 designers did with their beads.  Here's the beads I started with (I forgot to take a pic before I started designing, so this is the pic of the beads from Sharyl's website for the challenge):
And here's my finished piece:





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10 comments:

Shirley Moore said...

I love seeing the sari silk used in pieces, that was a great idea! I applaud you for just using the bead packet, it turned out beautiful.

Jean A. Wells said...

What a beautiful bracelet. Love the sari silk and the multi-strands. It just looks like it would be so cozy to wear with a turtleneck while sipping hot chocolate. I love it! Great job.

Sharyl said...

Kay, I looked at yours last night when I was testing links and was so impressed with what you did! I love the braided ribbon! (I do that sometimes too, and it's a wonderful way to get all the colors in you'd like to have appear in the ribbon.) It works out so beautifully here! The chain is a nice touch too.

Really nice work--thank you so much for joining in the fun!

Sharyl said...

P.S. Wonderful, whimsical toggle!

Mandi said...

Beautiful! I love how the silk and chain compliment the beads.

Tanya said...

What a beautiful bracelet. I love the three strands and how each compliments the others. I'm a big fan of sari ribbon and it's such a perfect choice for Natalie's beads.

Alicia said...

Lovely combination - the sari works so well in bringing everything together! And multi-strand bracelets are my favourite :)

Whimsical Monkey said...

So beautiful. I love all the different strands and how they compliment each other.

kmorgan said...

Love the braided ribbon & the multimedia use. Very pretty! The colors are versatile to go with many outfits. I will have to try my hand at ribbon & beads. You've given me a new challenge. Thanks for the ideas. Will look at the other projects. Fantastic work!

April Grinaway said...

New follower ! Love your design style ~