Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kristi Bowman Wonky Bead Blog Hop

 I don't usually participate in these sort of challenges but I was intrigued with the beads that Kristi Bowman had made up and one of the requirements for purchasing was to use them  for this blog hop.

Doubling the challenge for me was that this was out of my color comfort zone added to the fact that designing with chunky beads was outside of my comfort zone as well. I also had never designed using primarily polymer beads.
I went strait to work as soon as I had the beads in my hand and had this necklace finished the same day as I knew that I wouldn't have the time during or after my trip back east.

I had some really nice WondrousStrange ceramic shell disc pieces that were screaming to be included.
Also a wonderful Shipwreck Dandy faceted polymer piece that was perfect in it's gemlike splendor to balance out the chunk and funk. 
Let's see yes I had some  numinositybeads mini criffles of my own that were hanging about. This necklace was making itself! 
With a ragged worm tube remnant for which to dangle as a focal piece and then accented by some faceted turquoise rondelles and a few red Tibetan mala bead to finish it off, I was quite pleased.
I'm not accustomed to wiring pieces together so this has a stiffer design than most of my necklaces.

I just had to give you a close up of the faceted polymer bead. I just love it!