Friday, 18 July 2014

Pine Ridge Treasures Gemstone and Metal 2014 Blog Hop

This was a real challenge. I was sent some "Candy Jade" to work with. (I completely forgot to take a photo. Sorry.) I sat with those beads on my desk for a very long time. No inspiration. Nothing. They did not fit into my usual design esthetic. What was I going to do. By the time I decided what I wanted to create with these lovely beads time was running out. There was no time to wire wrap all these beautiful (but small) beads. So stringing it was.

I pulled some larger metal beads from my stash as well as a few spacers. The longer strand is very symmetrical with a vintage pendant at the centre. The second stand is completely random. I really like how they create a somewhat delicate but still in your face design.



Thanks Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures for a great challenge.

Please enjoy the rest of the hop. Click here for a full list of participants.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the hop!

40 comments:

  1. Great description of your necklace - delicate yet in your face. It is bold, pretty and feminine at the same time. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you - these stones were nothing but "pretty" to me - (and I am not known for "pretty") - but I do like the results.

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  3. That hangs beautifully and makes a great statement. I like the random strand the best. Nice work.

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  4. Very pretty, love how you randomly picked the beads and the antique gold really adds a nice touch.

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  5. Very Pretty. Those stones would be a challenge for me too. You did a great job creating your delicate but in your face necklace!

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  6. Great pieces. Perfect for this time of year...a stoll along the beach...

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  7. Very pretty necklace, Judy! I really like the metal pieces that you paired with it (especially the large focal piece). Thanks for being in the hop!

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    1. My pleasure. The challenge was very enjoyable. I find the challenges where I must work with beads that I did not choose very challenging indeed. I may have a hard time but it is so rewarding. Thank you for your hard work putting this together.

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  8. Hi Judy, kudos to you for stepping out of your comfort zone. Your necklace is very pretty. I really like the focal that you added.

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  9. Beautiful. Glad that you work outside your comfort zone.

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    1. Thank you so much. This was indeed very outside for me. Nice that the weather is warm:)

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  10. Beautiful design!!! I really like the symmetry and conflict together!! Great Job!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

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  11. You did a great job with a TOUGH stone. I'd have been stumped, much like you but mine would never have turned out as amazing as yours did. Beautiful!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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  12. These candy jade gemstones seem to really work well with multistrand. Great minds think alike.

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  13. I think your necklace is beautiful. The metal and gemstones go together really well.

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  14. Well done. It has a lovely vintage feel to it

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  15. Very Pretty and symmetrical it really looks set Margaret Pelech

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  16. That's a beautiful and bold design, the association with metal is a great idea to give the stones more character and make this wonderful necklace.

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  17. Love the combination of the metal pieces with the stone. You really did a good job highlighting the jade. Nice job.

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  18. Ohhhh....I had the same beads....but we went in such different directions....To me even with the green and white I kept seeing pink....I love your necklace so sophisticated looking! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is so amazing how the same beads can produce such varied results. I do love your earrings.

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