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Friday, January 21, 2011

Lorelei's Fusionbead.com Blog Challenge... Ta da!

Back on December 22nd, Lorelei announced a Fusionbead.com Blog Challenge and I joined in because the beads and findings she suggested were not the ones I regularly use and tweeked my interest. I ordered my beads the very same day from both Fusionbeads.com and Beadaholique and inspite of the early order, some items have still not arrived, so I made do with the beads I received. I guess it was all of us responding to the challenge that depleted their stocks, and I think that's a good thing!

I used the Green Luster and the Gold Smoke fire polished glass beads, along with metallic teal/gold iris Japanese seedbeads and Ta Da!


Since I did not get my clasp on time, I decided to make it a long necklace with a double row of brass chain, linked to a double row of the beads. The beads I framed with brass bead caps and added some red velvet quartz rondelles. 

With the red and golden beads and the brass I was going for a regal victorian style. Would you wear this for a stroll in the royal gardens? 


It's long and can be slipped over the head.


So, I would love to hear what do you think?

I am off to work now, I will see you in the evening.

Have a great day blog hopping! 
You can see a list of the other beaders participating in this challenge in Lorelei's blog posting for the day.

25 comments:

Malin de Koning said...

Oh my, that is so beautiful. I love everything about it. So well designed! Yours is the first one I see, but it is definately a favourite. I'm off to take the photos of mine now.

steufel said...

AWESOME!

Lorelei Eurto said...

Super!! I love it! Turned out really nice, like the addition of chain too!

I have the updated blog list on my blog this morning, feel free to copy and paste into your post!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the pop of red! I didn't get my clasp until the very last minute - what stress! This is lovely - Have a great day blog hopping : )

Michelle said...

Regina, This is really cool. I love the colors and how they blend - looking nice and cozy with just the right amount of sparkle.
Very well done. It's fun checking out the bead challenges! Your's is a winner!

maryharding said...

Lovely. I like the way you used those tiny drop beads. Looks like you also used them to make links. So cool. And I love the lenght. Super.

KayzKreationz said...

That turned out so pretty. I really like it as a long necklace with double chain. I hadn't heard of blog challenge, so I'm going to check it out. Very pretty indeed.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Regina, I think you did a phenomenal job! Beautiful textures and color combination! And long is awesome for this time of the year!

Muy Bueno!!! :)
Have a terrific day!
{Hugs!}

Kristi Bowman said...

Beautiful!! Love the Red Velvet beads and all that chain is yummy!

Molly Alexander said...

This is just beautiful - I love the length of the necklace, and the addition of the red velvet quartz adds a great splash of color - fantastic and very regal!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Love it...your color choices are perfect...it can be worn with so much, and I'm a huge fan of the longer length!!!

Cheers

Holly said...

What a beautiful set! I do love the addition of the brass chain and the red splashes, it really sets the necklace off nicely.

Lisa Godfrey said...

Ooooh, I love the addition of the red beads! They really pop! Beautiful necklace!

TesoriTrovati said...

I love that you found a way around the disappointment of not getting the clasp. This is such a sumptuous necklace. I see it adorning a lady for a night out on the town! Enjoy the day!
Erin

lindalandig said...

This is such a lovely necklace, Rigina! The red beads add warmth, without being guady. I love the brass chain. The whle thing comes together beautifully.

Charlene said...

It's really beautiful. I love how the ovals in the back of the necklace balance the design and think you did a lovely job.

Christine'sCreations said...

Beautiful!

fireflymyst said...

Love your use of chain in your necklace:) Awesome!!

Elisabeth said...

I love it! So rich looking!

Jenni C said...

Regina, love your necklace, the length is great and the way you put the chain and seed beads together very innovative.
It certainly achieved the regal look with the addition of the red., enjoy browsing!
Jenni

Jennifer Cameron said...

very beautiful!

herheadintheclouds said...

Very Nice, I love the addition of the chain and the long length!

Regina said...

Thank you everyone for hopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I have been around all the participating blogs and seen some stunning designs. Isn't it amazing how the addition of different colors sets a different mood to each piece. So much fun! Thanks again Lorelei, looking forward to your next one!

Anna Lear said...

Regal indeed! I'm noticing longer necklaces lately, and I like how you interpreted the trend here. Great combo of colors (especially the yummy red) and textures!

Cat said...

Wow, I love this necklace, the beads are amazing!!! Clever fix for lack of clasp :)

I'm going to follow your progress!

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