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Suddenly Spring Challenge

Michelle Mach is sponsoring another challenge!  This time all you need to do is take an inexpensive, ready-made piece of jewelry and improve it.  I commented on her blog that I purchased the same bracelets, though in different colors.  Recently, one of them broke, and I thought what should I do with these beads now?  Although, I won't directly participate in the challenge, I will attempt to do something with the bracelet that broke.

Snowflake Challenge Wrap-Up

I had a wonderful time with this challenge and want to thank Michelle Mach  for hosting the Secret Snowflake Challenge.  I'd also like to thank everyone for all of the comments about the necklace.  This challenge featured beautiful handmade porcelain pieces by Chinook Jewelry , along with pewter daisy spacers, Czech glass in a variety of shapes, snowflake-shaped sequins, a few button pearls, a star-shaped silver-plated spacer, some white organza ribbon, and a wavy, silver-plated ring. I had a wonderful time with the Challenge Blog Hop, and I learned a few techniques that I may use in the future.  There are a lot of talented beaders out there so check out the links to their blogs in a previous post.  Finally finished earrings to match the necklace....

Snowflake Challenge Participants

I am sorry I didn't think of this are links to the other participants of the Snowflake Challenge.  View their creations and comments are welcome. Alice ( Alice Dreaming ) Chris ( ) Christa ( Adventures of One Beady Woman ) Crystal ( Here Bead Dragons ) Cynthia ( Cynth's Blog ) Dawn ( Morning Glory Beading ) Donetta ( Simply Gorgeous ) Erin A. Jennifer ( JenniferJW ) Jennifer ( Jewelry, Art and Life ) Kari W. Kate ( We Can Make That at Home ) Kay ( Palm Coast Art ) Linda ( Lindy's Designs ) Lisa C. ( A Bead a Day ) Lisa ( Inspired Adornments ) Mary ( MLH Designs ) Michelle ( Beads & Books ) Michelle B. Millie ( AMM Jewelry ) Norma ( Moonlit Fantasies ) Pam ( The Crazier Sister ) Rebecca J. Renetha ( Lamplight Crafts ) Rosemarie ( Gem Rose Designs ) Shannon ( Falling into the Sky ) Susan ( Bead Inspired ) Therese ( Therese's Treasures ) Therese ( Domestic Goddess Enterprises )

Snowflake Challenge Completed!

This is what I ended up making.  This was a lot of fun.  Thank you Michelle Mach for hosting the challenge.  I am going to call it Winter Garden.

Snowflake Challenge

This is what I started with.....