December 12, 2012

The Gossiping Goddess Bead giveaway Blog Hop

Back in October Lesley Watt at The Gossiping Goddess blog announced she had beads to give away.  Why you ask?  It seems that her good friend Kaz Baildon had destashed a large amount of wonderous lampwork beads in her direction.   In turn, Lesley decided to  host a give-away as long as everyone participated in a blog hop to show what we made with them.   I was fortunate to be given three beautiful beads in return for paying a small postage fee.  

When the beads arrived, I loved the beautiful rich deep red, turquoise and green shades.  Two of the beads had tiny flowers on them.   They laid on my bead table while I admired them for a couple weeks and then guess what?  I made something and completely forgot to take a picture of the beads - before...! 

Notice the two deep red beads with turquoise flowers.....simply gorgeous beads!
 I wanted to keep with the flower theme and decided a sterling silver flower bead would become part of the pendant then added tiny glass flower dangles on top.  I also used three tiny red rose glass beads with silver spacers.
Sari silk looks burgundy - Ack!  It is supposed to be deep red..... really it is.
Originally I was going to make a bracelet... my favorite thing to make, but I decided that the combination of colors were calling for some sari silk.  I regret that the red sari looks more like burgundy in this picture - but it isn't....just bad lighting here today. 
The green pendant bead with swirls of turquoise and deep red was my inspiration for this piece
The last bead hung from the pendant was the color inspiration for the necklace.  Colors I would not think to put together but they look great.  I happened to have three plain lampwork beads in exactly those tones so wire wrapped them together in one segment.  I added a decorative sterling silver chain which hangs long so I can put it over my head.  No need for a clasp.

Adding some color to my wardrobe is exactly in order when it is dreary and cold outside.  This fun necklace makes me happy and I can't wait to wear it!

Thank you to Lesley for hosting this blog hop and for giving away these beauties. Make sure you visit all the other participants as well.  Thanks for stopping by.
   
        Therese Frank - www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

21 comments:

SmittenBeads said...

Such a pretty necklace and the use of the mixed ribbons is fabulous! I love it!
Claire

Lesley said...

Katherine - I love this! Your accent beads and silks have tied Kaz's beads together beautifully and the silver flower is a perfect touch. The jewel tones are a lovely colour mix for the season. Many thanks for joining in with this challenge.

A Polymer Penchant said...

How awesome that you had the oh so perfect beads for this! I love how you brought it all together in this fresh palette and design. The cold is just setting in for real here so I can definitely appreciate the feeling

sandysewin said...

That is SO pretty, such bright, happy colors. The silver flower and chain sets it off perfectly.

Happy creating!

Therese's Treasures said...

Oh Katherine, your necklace is gorgeous! I love your design and the sari silk is a very nice touch.
Therese

Renetha said...

The sari silk brings out the colors of the beads perfectly.

Claires Crystal Classics said...

Gorgeous colours and fab design, well done you.

Heidi Post said...

What a fun and colorful necklace! Great job :)

Caroline said...

I love the way you've tied all the different colours together, really pretty design :) x

Purple Cobwebs said...

I love what you've made with those pretty and colourful beads. x

Leigh Thow said...

Gorgeous, one of the best in the challenge, love the colours a lovely piece, one I would buy and wear :D

Tiffany Smith said...

Wow this turned out stunning!!

Hippie Chick Jewelry & Design said...

Very pretty! The colors are fantastic...I really love the way it all comes together :)

Christine Altmiller said...

This is beautiful, Katherine! The colors all work so well together. I love your blend of the gorgeous glass beads, metal and silk. Seriously cheery piece! Enjoy :-)

CraftyHope said...

This is just yummy! It came together so well. Lovely job.

Sharyl said...

I can't even find the words I want to describe this! I'll just say that surely anyone would feel happy, gorgeous, and very special wearing your necklace!

Ailsa Cordner said...

I love this!! Great job on pulling all the colours together an unusual combination but it really works well!!

Ildikó said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

pinkchapeau said...

The necklace is beautiful!! I love all of the bright colors you chose. So much fun and happiness!

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