December 12, 2012

What to do with Free Beads?



Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess, received a huge stash beads from a friend, Kaz Baildon, who just happened to be destashing.  After playing with the beads, Lesley decided to share the stash.  Ten lucky people will receive a bead or two or three.  If your name is chosen from the blog draw, you get free beads!  But what are good are free beads without a challenge?  The challenge is to make something from the beads you receive and post your creations.  My name was drawn and I received these lovely beads.

My favorite color combination.

 I made earrings with the wavy purple lampwork discs with the green center.  I decided to string chain through the disks to make some earrings with movement.  And boy do they swing.

The green lampwork bead seemed like a focal bead to me so I decided to make a simple slip-on silver chain (say that 10 times fast) necklace.  I added some lampies from Anne Miller, and some ceramic beads from Caroline of Blueberri Beads.  I love it!

Thank you Leslie for hosting a wonderful challenge, and for your awesome offering of beads.  Thanks to Kaz for passing the beads along to you.

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Have I said that I love challenges lately?  Well I do!  

Renetha




14 comments:

SmittenBeads said...

Lovely earrings Renetha, they are such pretty beads. :0)
Best wishes, Claire x

Caroline Dewison said...

They're really pretty designs. I love the colour combinations :)x

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love purple and green together too!

Lesley said...

Very pretty designs Renetha and I love those swinging earrings. Thank you for joining in the challenge.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Two of my favorite colors and you did them proud. The disks make perfect earrings. Love the combo of beads you chose for the necklace but it is not simple....it is elegant and beautiful!

sandysewin said...

Ooooo, my favorite colors, too, purple & green! Love what you did. :-)

Happy creating!

Alicia said...

Oh, the earrings are so pretty - I love their playful swing :)

The necklace is gorgeous too - knowing how to transform simple into elegant is an art, and you did it very well!

Heidi Post said...

LOVE those swingy earrings!!!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Beautiful! I really love the swingy earrings!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Oh I can just picture them now like pendulums swinging I bet they do a great job grabbing teh light here and there as they sway. Oh so much fun. Your necklace is also a beautiful combination.

Lori Anderson said...

How in the world did I miss this hop? Someone needs to tell me! I want to participate in more this coming year.

Renetha said...

I keep up with Google Reader which shows any blogs on my favorites list as they are updated. I try to catch up at least every other day or so. All of my favorite blogs in one spot. If I come across any more hops, I will let you know :)

Ailsa Cordner said...

Wow I love the earrings!! The necklace is stunning too :-) Well done on a great job!!

P.S. Sorry it's taken me a few days to visit you...

Linda said...

You got some really pretty beads. I love the swingy earrings you made and the necklace.