beads by breul

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lorelei's Michael's Challenge - Reveal!

Good Morning,
Today is the big day! Without further ado, here is my creation! I have to say, I am very pleased with it, in fact, I love it.





For my focal I used one of Kelley's amazing eggs! (I do love these eggs) The heart connector is from Miss Ficklemedia. I purchased these because I loved them, had no idea that it would be perfect for my necklace, perfect!  The rest are from Michaels. I hand wrapped each link and used a generic clasp. The white chain was a bit of a push for me, but it was good. I need to go outside the box at times.  I did make a pair of earrings with the leftover pieces. Love them. Initially, the beads did stump me, but the more I played, the more I fell in love with them. I may have to go back and get more cinnabar. 
Please go and see what the other folks made with their challenge beads. The list is below!






Enjoy! Thank you Lorelei, for hosting this great party!

31 comments:

My Life Under the Bus said...

I have fallen in love with those eggs! It came out beautifully! Have a great Sunday!!!

lorelei said...

Yippee! Another Egg bead from Kelley! I see Erin used one of her red eggs too! I love how this turned out and I am glad to know that the beads grew on you as you played around with them.
I hope you plan on playing again the next time! :)

Erin said...

I think you did a nice job balancing the asymmetry of your piece. Kelley's egg is the perfect focal!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Very pretty, I love the use of the heart and egg with the pearl dangle.
Shannon

jamberry_song said...

What a pretty, charming little necklace! I'm adoring the colors with the focal. Such a cute piece!

*Debi* said...

Beautiful. Love the egg and heart connector! Thanks for sharing :)

CraftyHope said...

Beautiful work!
I like that Lorelei challenged us to 'think outside the box'. It was a lot of fun for me to try to work with beads that someone else picked out. You did this with flying colors!! :)

Mellisa said...

Very sweet necklace, the Kelley's egg goes perfectly :)

Spirited Earth said...

this is soo lovely..it's a necklace i would wear everyday.
i love missficlemedia's components and i am in serious desire for Kelley's egg beads..

Heather said...

Kelly's eggs are amazing and it adds such a nice contrasting color to your design. Love what you did!

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I love the use of the egg as a focal!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Courtney, I also love your creation. I had fun making mine too!

Janet said...

Now your necklace is just a really cool Creation. Simple and a necklace I would vote on anyday as a No 1. Your necklace is one of my Top faves of this whole challenge. Really serene and Sublime!

2CAHummingbird said...

It's pretty yet simple enough to not need a special occasion to wear!

maryharding said...

Nice necklace with great components. Love the heart pendant.

Copper Diem said...

Love how perfect the egg goes with it! great job!

TesoriTrovati said...

Yea for Kelley's eggs! I used my very favorite one in mine. And I love that deep plum color. That is really awesome and plays up the tones of the wood and cinnabar beads so well. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

rosebud101 said...

Wow! I love how you used Kelley's egg! It added just the right accent to this piece!

Andrew Thornton said...

How lovely! Great job. I really like all the chunky wire-wraps. They're luscious. The asymmetrical design is well-balanced and really has a everyday elegance. Nicely done!

Elisabeth said...

Courtney - a really wonderful piece - your pieces are always so wonderfully balanced and pretty - you should put it on Etsy 'cause I might need to buy it :-)

Holly said...

I'm with you, we need to think outside the box a little more often! Beautiful necklace! I love that Egg bead and the heart connector. And wait, earrings? Where are they? I want to see! ;)

Linda Landig said...

So very nice! I love the heart and egg. The addition of the little pearl dangle somehow just delights me!

Molly Alexander said...

What a fun necklace! I love the egg focal, and the little green pearl charms add so much interest to the overall design. Great job!

Christine said...

Great focal ~ I love how you put is together so simply & so beautifully!

Courtney said...

Thank you all so much. Your comments mean the world to me! :)

totallybeadazzlin said...

I love how the beautiful egg draws out the rest of the colors and the heart was just the perfect bit of icing on the cake!

Pretty Things said...

i love the egg pendant!

Cindy said...

Courtney, what a beautiful piece here! You must be so proud of the outcome...it will certainly gain a lot of compliments when you wear it! :-)

Lori said...

Beautiful and delicate, too! I love Kelley's egg beads. It's a perfect focal piece.

Raida Disbrow said...

Love your necklace! The lampwork egg and heart connector are so pretty with this piece.

Jennifer Cameron said...

That egg and heart are just darling! Great job with using the components!