Again, Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist has given us a challenge using blue beads.
What I received from Lisa:
The first piece of jewelry I made is a bracelet. I had purchased these 3 tiered dark blue and light blue bead sets several months ago on line, though I don't remember from where. I have been wanting to use them. First I tried to do a triangular piece with them but they were to stiff to do what I wanted so I used the pearls and crystals from Lisa to create the bracelet below. The little square blue beads are acrylic with tiny rhinestones set in them...It has a lobster claw closure, though I think I may change it to a magnetic closure. The beads are strung on silver tone wire. The little blue filler beads are size 8 glass seed beads I had on hand.
The second piece I made is a necklace. At first I didn't put the 3 tiered crystal pieces on the dark blue sea glass pieces...but it looked soooo naked! So I asked my daughter and she suggested the crystal pieces. They are attached with size 26 silver tone wire. Each one is a little different as I did free form wire wrapping. Then around the lighter blue seas glass bone shaped beads I did tiny wire wrapping with tiny curls on each end of the wires. I used the silver spacers with the bone shaped beads at each end and one is in the middle of the light blue crystal beads hanging on the leaf. I used the silver tone toggle closure with silver tone chain. Each bead section is connected with jump rings attached to the end of eye pins that run through each bead set.
For my last piece..and I still have beads left over but I have plans for them with some others I have received from Lisa....will post that piece later. Anyway, this last piece is just a simple necklace using the dark blue sea glass leaf and the light blue crystals from Lisa. I also had some light blue glass flower beads that I used along with light blue glass leaf beads. I strung them along with matte and shiny blue glass seed beads. I joined it to gold tone chain and a lobster claw closure. Very simple and light.
I hope you have enjoyed my BLUE offerings. For more stunning pieces jump over to Lisa's page at Gratefulartist. Make sure you comment so we know you have visited. And as always...THANK YOU Lisa for the great challenge!