February 19, 2014

Radiant Orchid Challenge....Update!

I just want to say thank you Bello Modo for hosting the challenges.  I look forward to participating in more challenges.

Bello Modo announced its winners for their Radiant Orchard Challenge.  I did manage to finish this piece for the challenge:
However, I didn't win the main prizes, but I did win a secondary prize goody bag for my use of Czechmates!

This was made with Czech mates 2-hole tiles, Toho Takumi's, Swarovski crystal rose satin and purple haze crystals, and Vintaj dragonfly charms.  The focal is a lampwork bead, by my friend and fellow beader Carolyn Harmon (MVLBA).  I love her beads!

The closest to Radiant Orchid I had in my stash were the Takumi's color called dragonfruit.  They brought out the color of the art bead.

I won 3rd place in the Bello Modo Takumi Summer Challenge.  I love to complete challenges because it focuses my designs--rather than beading for the sake of beading.  Not that I don't do a lot of that anyway.

Make sure you stop by Bello Modo's Facebook page to see all the entries.

Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.