Sunday, January 15, 2012

Secret Snowflake Challenge . . .

. . . here's my entry for the Secret Snowflake Challenge. I knew the finished item(s) were to be posted January 15th. I just didn't realize Sunday was the 15th and thought I had till Monday.

Jewelry designer Michelle Mach offered up this challenge on her blog, Beads and Books, last December 23rd.
It's been a while since I entered a challenge -- last time was when Deryn Mentock worked her way through Mary Hettmansperger's book Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet.

Wrapstitch


 Little did I realize how long it had been; here's a link to one of Deryn's November 2008 blog posts featuring one of my entries:
What a great challenge that was! If you really want to challenge yourself, I highly recommend that you get a book like Mary's and work your way through, project by project. But I digress. Back to the current challenge, Michelle Mach's Secret Snowflake Challenge. Here's a photo of the challenge kit contents:


And here are a couple additional photos of my finished entries.


This is part of a Susan Lenart Kazmer clasp. I layered snowflake confetti pieces that came with the kit along with German silver glitter and tiny freshwater pearls in resin. 


The real challenge for me was in combining the shades of aqua and blue, something I wouldn't normally do. What do you think?



Secret Snowflake Participants
Please visit the blogs of all the jewelry designers who participated!

20 comments:

Kuj said...

So pretty! Great job, Momma!

Therese said...

Love the resin work! You are the first person I have seen to have used the snowflake confetti. :o) I had difficulty working with the two different colors of blue, and chose to keep to one rather than try to mix them. I like how you put them opposite each other. I think it works quite nicely.

Donetta said...

You have made some very beautiful pieces of jewelry...I particularly like the side clasp on the necklace. Very inspiring!

Chris said...

Perfect use of the snowflake in resin! :)

Copper Diem said...

Hello Bead Soup partner!! So excited about this round of the bead soup blog party! talk to you soon! Amy

Michelle Mach said...

Wow, love the resin piece! I'm so impressed that you used the confetti. The glitter is a great addition.

Thanks for joining the challenge!

ccrider2006 said...

I really love what you did with your piece. It is really stunning.

dundeegirl2 said...

Lovely pieces! Kudos to you for using the snowflake confetti! I really wanted to but couldn't think of a way to do it that would be strong enough. Great job. - Dawn

Lisa Crone said...

NICE! Your creativity is oozing out of it...in a GREAT way! :)

DW said...

I love the casual drapey feel of the piece. I really like what you did with the confetti and resin.

Mary Hicks said...

Ooooh, tiny danglies! This is so pretty!

The Crazier Sister said...

I think you did a wonderful job, off a day or not (been there, myself) You did well combining the blues.

moonlitfantaseas said...

Beautiful work!

Alice said...

Love the earrings! :)

The necklace is my favorite with all the wonderful components. Every were I look there is something lovely to see.

Pamela Orians said...

I put some of those snowflake sequins in resin, too! Very pretty necklace! :D

Mellisa said...

I love the resin and the asymmetry! So nice :)

JenniferJW said...

So pretty! LOVE love love the clasp.

Therese's Treasures said...

Kay. Your design is very pretty. I like how you used the items in the kit to make your necklace.
Therese

Hi, I'm Linda said...

I love what you did with the confetti snowflake. I need to learn how to do resin! That was a very clever idea. I thought the side clasp on your necklace was a nice touch also. Beautiful piece.

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

I love the clasp! I had toyed with the idea of playing with the snowflake confetti that came with our kits in resin, but didn't. Lovely pieces!

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