Saturday, February 28, 2015

Creative Jewelry Challenge #1: Make a Statement


Today is the reveal for the Creative Jewelry Challenge, hosted by Sally Russick.  We were challenged to make a statement piece. I knew right away what I wanted to do.  Last July, Brian (my dh) bought me some beautiful blue agate druzy beads.  A strand of 20mm and a gorgeous focal.  Blue is my favorite color, and I love a druzy.  He thought that I could make a piece with them to put on my shop banner and business cards.  Have I mentioned that he is awesome?  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them, so they've sat and I've thought.  Then I saw some pave beads in a destash group that I'm in on Facebook.  Everything clicked at that point, and here is what I did:


Here is a close up of that beautiful focal.  I love it.  I couldn't have picked out better beads myself.



And one more shot of the necklace.  



I made it long - 24 inches.  I love long necklaces.  I have enough of the 20mm beads to make a bracelet, and I think I will make some earrings with my leftover pave beads.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I made, please check out the other participants and see what they did!

Sally Russick
Kim Dworak   <----you are here!
Terri Gauthier
Elizabeth Bergesen
Karin Grosset Grange
Paula Kramer
Patti Vanderbloemen
Therese Frank
Beth McCord
Niky Sayers 

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Kim. Until you make those matching earrings, I am pretty sure you have some blue earrings that would go with your wonderful necklace.

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    1. Thank you Susan, and I do have a beautiful pair of blue earrings from a very talented artist that I can wear with this :-)

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  2. Great minds - blue is my favorite color, too! :) This is one gorgeous focal, as are the beads! Love the pave!!! There is just something very elegant about blue and silver!

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  3. Oh my! Oh my!!! Kim, this is such a gorgeous necklace and my mouth dropped open over how beautiful the focal and beads are, what a STUNNING blue!! Royalty worthy!

    Thank you so much for participating and I hope you can make the next challenge, too!!

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  4. Wow - I love those blues and the silver just makes it pop! Love that focal stone - what a beautiful piece for yourself!

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  5. Just wonderful! Blue is my favorite color too and if it weren't, it would be after seeing those magnificent beads that received your magic! Even more amazing is they were a gift from Brian - he sounds like a truly special guy. The closest my hubby will venture to a bead store is if they have a tavern close by...... Really a beautiful necklace!

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  6. Long necklace are a fav of mine too. Love what you've done here! This electric blue necklace is a show stopper!

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  7. Beautiful piece, and right up my alley: long, blue, bold and gorgeous :) Love it!

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  8. Your blue necklace is beautiful! just simple enpugh to really show off the beads, yet an outstanding design.

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  9. What a beautiful necklace I love the druzy and such a lovely colour.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the blues and silver....looks so cool and inviting to wear. Excellent job.

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  11. I love your design...and wow that color! It's a beautiful statement.

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