Saturday, January 14, 2012

Snowflake Challenge Revealed



The time has come to share the results of the Snowflake Challenge hosted by Michelle Mach.  My project is a necklace.  I used two of the pendant pieces for the focal points.




The ceramic pieces are hung from a peyote triangle bail.




The strap is a 3 unit herringbone.  Since the colors are shiny, it was very hard to photograph.  What I want to show here is that there is an area of alternating colors in a block pattern, separated by a Czech firepolish beads.




And here is the clasp, a simple hook and eye, which I usually prefer for its simplicity and comfort against the neck.




Thank you, Michelle, for hosting this challenge.  I love the ceramic snowflakes (it's snowing out as I write this), and all the fringe beads, which I didn't really take advantage of using. Yet.  I look forward to seeing everyone else's creations on their blogs!

13 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Since I read my blog roll from the bottom up, I didn't see this one first. I couldn't choose which piece I like better, but I really like this one too.
xx, Carol

Therese said...

Hi Susan, Beautiful! I love how you connected the ceramic pieces together. Herringbone is on my list of techniques to learn this year. Very nice work!

Michelle Mach said...

What a creative idea to make a beadwoven bail to join the two pieces! The beaded rope is lovely. You've made me want to pull out my seed beads again!

Thanks for joining the challenge!

Donetta said...

Must. Learn. Beadweaving! I am so inspired by your design.

Chris said...

Check out that beaded rope and bail - gorgeous work! :)

ccrider2006 said...

I love herringbone and tried to come up with something using it in my challenge but to no avail. You succeeded where I failed and I just marvel at your marvelous beaded bail.

Lisa Crone said...

I'm feeling very inspired! I really need to do some stitching!! :) This was a perfect way to incorporate everything!

dundeegirl2 said...

I love the colors and design of your Arizona inspired piece. So lovely! Your beadwork is beautiful. - Dawn

The Crazier Sister said...

Oh, very nice. I've mentioned it on some other blogs but I just really respect seed beaders. I just don't have the patience for it and you turn out such intricate work. Just lovely.

Pamela Orians said...

I am stunned by your challenge pieces! I have family in Arizona and I LOVE your southwest inspired piece!

Mellisa said...

So pretty! I loved seeing how everyone did something different with their beads :)

Therese's Treasures said...

Susan, Gorgeous, all of the bead work you did on your necklace is stunning all of the colors you used bring out the blues and grays in the clay snowflake pendant and charm.
Therese

JenniferJW said...

Both pieces are beautiful! I envy your patience with doing peyote stitch . . . I do not have the right disposition for that.

I'm more of a "hammering metal" type ;-)