I took on Andrew Thornton’s Dec/Jan Jewelry Challenge, sight unseen, and was thrilled to see what “Jonquil” meant (the only clue he gave us;).
Here is what inspired Andrew’s special color palate;
“jonquil”…traditionally a “spring” color, but while I was walking through the woods in late autumn, I found a leaf that was yellow, tinged with green. Everything else was brown and gray, but this leaf, left in the middle of the path, was a vibrant burst of color.”
The kit had enameled pieces by Barbara Lewis, ceramic pieces from Diane Hawkey, glass beads from RareEarth, and a mix of Czech glass, chain, Swarovski crystals, and the most gorgeous seed bead, stone, pearl bead blend ever. The “mystery component” was one of Andrew’s gorgeous copper tree coins. Love it! Have never worked with such brilliant yellows/golds before. (I tried experimenting w/ the light- apologies if it is a bit bright 😉
I am relieved that Andrew gave us extra time; since my recent move, gigs, and life… haven’t unpacked all my jewelry supplies. To this kit I added only a few pearls, a couple of smoky quartz chunks, and gold wire. Here is my first piece. Will add the rest very soon…
This is my first time making hoop earrings. I had planned to add the seed beads up the entire wire- but they didn’t fit on the 18 gauge (note to self for next time…;)
So I’ve visited/commented on everyone’s sites below- but Blogspot only redirects my comments and won’t post them…?? (Ergh! ;().
But you must check out all the gorgeous designs- Folks are so imaginative! Enjoy your blogHop to see others’ creations!