Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Lovin' Challenge Part 2

Whew!  I missed the target date for the reveal and pulled out my beads just this morning after being reminded by a blog post that today was the reveal date.   I started hopping through the participants and discovered many beautiful pieces that exemplified some type of bead weaving.  I'm not a bead weaver.  I've made several bead weaving pieces and I enjoyed making them, however, that technique is not what I do on a regular basis.  I envy those people that can turn tiny seed beads into such works of art.  


My piece was definitely not going to be a bead weaving piece and therefore I had the ability to pull something together a little quicker than others.  I love the focal bead that was being featured in this challenge.  I pulled a piece of silver gray sari silk in my stash and that became the catalyst for me to get started.  I had made another focal section using the peach pearls with the gray but after a consultation with my artsy daughter, Baille, I decided to go another route. I chose to stick with the gun metal gray to give my piece a monotone look.    I embellished the sari silk with the gray pearls and crystal beads for some sparkle.  I finished it off with a section of pearls and silver and a handmade clasp.  Even though I started late I feel pretty good about my piece and it is definitely something I would wear.  




Hopefully you have already had the pleasure of visiting the other sites but just in case you haven't, here are the links.  





11 comments:

  1. WOW!! I am absolutely loving all the fiber I've seen today! And this is no exception! Beautiful work with this kit!!! Thank you for participating!!!

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  2. This is so pretty. I really like the variety of pearl sizes in the little groups along the sari silk. The bright silver and shiny pearls are a great contrast to the more matte finish of the silk and the pendant. I want to put this on with a great white linen shirt.

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  3. Hi Linda,
    I had a rather busy day so I am just getting around to visiting all the blogs in this hop. I love your design it is so very pretty! I like the way you wire wrapped the pearls to the silk. Keeping your color choice to gray and silver makes the pendant with the touch of gold really stand out. I would totally wear this necklace also!
    Therese

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  4. Such a beautiful piece! I especially love how you used the pearlls down the silk! Clever!

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  5. This is really beautiful! Love the sari silk.

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  6. Beadweaving or not you totally rocked this piece!!!!

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  7. Oh wow, I think you did an incredible job for starting so late! Let me just say I big puffy heart that focal! You definitely did it justice :)

    Beautiful job!

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  8. Do I ever like pearls and sari silk. Great creation.

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