Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring Fever Challenge Reveal



I was thrilled when I was picked to be one of the entrants into the Spring Fever Challenge organised by Lesley Watt of Thea Elements, Caroline Dewison of Blueberribeads and Claire of Smitten Beads.

Here is a reminder of the beads and ribbon I received.


 First off I took the ceramic focal by Lesley and made some matching glass beads. Then I took the smaller bird by Bluberribeads and added a little bit of patina so that it matched the focal a little I also hand painted the clasp with patina. I used some scrummy Czech glass from Smitten beads and some glass chips that had been sitting in my stash for eons.





Next up Earrings. I took the pair of ceramic beads from Lesley and hand painted some green spots on them. Then I made a pair of glass discs and rings to match.


and finally the piece I am most pleased with. This necklace uses the sari ribbon from Smitten beads, the bird and leaf from Blueberribeads and the last ceramic bead from Lesley. I used some of my Fibrewire in blue and threaded the sari silk around it then I made some cute bellflowers in a very pale lemon glass. I had some leaf connectors and I wired the bellflowers and some brass leafs onto each one and then wired these onto the Fibrewire.






Here are some close-ups

I made some big hole lampwork beads to thread the sari silk onto and added a cute flower brass clasp to finish it off.



 All of these pieces are available for sale if you are interested please email me on earth-shine@hotmail.co.uk and some of the components are available in my Etsy store.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other reveals in the blogs listed below.

Linda
Caroline Dewison - http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk 
Erin Prais – Hintz – http://treasures-found.blogspot.co.uk/
Toltec Jewels - JewelSchoolFriends.com 

28 comments:

  1. Wow! stunning work Linda :) do pop by my blog and see what I made for the challenge http://christinesjewellerybox.blogspot.co.uk
    Christine x

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  2. Lovely designs Linda - you've really captured the spirit of spring in all of these! Thanks for joining us on this challenge :0)

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  3. Lovely designs! Love how you've incorporated the silk in the necklace and those earrings are so sweet!

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  4. Very spring-y designs! They're all lovely but I especially like the earrings - how neat that you added dots!

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  5. I just love your designs of this challenge! The last necklace with silk and fibre and sweet flowers is so cute and whispers springtime!

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  6. Beautiful work Linda, I love the way you've taken our beads and made them your own, the extra patina and spots really bring them together.

    Thank you for joining us in the challenge!

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  7. Stunning combinations - the flower clasp just sits lovely in the first design - perfect match. The use of the sari strip is novel.

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  8. Pretty spring colors. I like the way you created the vine with the sari silk for the bird to nest in. Thank you for sharing your spring fever! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  9. Your are really fortunate to be able to make matching beads. That is something I am still working on. Your necklaces are so pretty. I love the earrings that you made too. The colors are all wonderful. Well done!

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  10. I knew I would see some beautiful custom lampwork beads here, Linda, and you do not disappoint :) Your designs are lovely and just sing of spring!

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  11. Wow all beautiful Linda they certainly are very 'Springy'!

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  12. Fab! I really love the green of the sari silk with the blue fibre wire- stunning!

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  13. Linda these are just amazing you are so talented x

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  14. Love your designs!! I am a sucker for polka dots and incredible how you added those! They look like they always belonged! :) Beautiful!

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  15. Lovely designs - my favourite is the second necklace, so spring-like!

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  16. Gorgeous, and those earrings are SO ME!

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  17. Gorgeous work, really love the first necklace but the second one is neat too.

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  18. Stunning designs. I am totally in love with the first necklace though the second is incredible also.

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  19. What's better then making your own matching lampwork = love them!

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  20. I love your pieces, especially the last necklace. It looks like a lovely garden itself!

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  21. So excited to discover your beads! They are gorgeous. I created beaded beads for my blue and yellow mix, but you certainly knocked it all out of the park with your lampwork! Lovely. Your ceramic flower necklace is charming, and the details are awesome -- the patina bird & clasp are so pretty. Your last jewelry is outstanding! Gorgeous. Brilliant. Breath-taking! Love how you used the sari ribbon & I'm so excited to see new ways of working in the silk. The fiberwire is inspired in your design. Wow! x Rita

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  22. What a huge amount of work youve put into all these creations, the sari silk necklace its just amazing, you should bring it with you to the smitten open house so we can drool over it more!

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  23. I love your sense of color and flow especially in the last necklace.

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  24. Everything is so cute and I love that you added your own touches of color with patina to the various beads!

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  25. Beautiful pieces, love how you have used the glass hoops to thread the sari silk through.
    All the little flowers look beautiful with the goodies you received.

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  26. All three of your designs are lovely. Great job Linda. Your lampwork is beautiful.

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