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Friday, 21 January 2011

The Fusion Beads Challenge

Hi,
Lorelei's wonderfully arranged Fusion Beads Challenge. All wonderful beads and parts to be used however we wished to. And although I was lucky and managed to get hold of all the components I have not used them all. The GGS owl clasp will end up on a bracelet instead, I believe, with round amazonites. And there is one more necklace ready that I just didn't get around to photograph today, so I will post that one tomorrow, along with Swedish Lesson #2. So please come back one more time for that.
I get a very autumny feeling from my pieces. I made one necklace:
See that magnetic big ball brass clasp. I just had to use that one, it goes so well with the other beads I think. I have also added two colours of facetted cats eye beads, Miyuki 4mm cubes in various colours, a few stripey orangey seed beads, a yellow top drilled bicone glass bead, and a big orangey cloisonne type bead with flowers on that I for my life can't remember where I got (I have only very few so I know it was rather pricey).
The earrings:
I directly saw that I wanted to join the lucite leaves with MissFickleMedias black petals. They are dangling from a short bit of chain. Lucite flowers with small Lorelei Tin Snippet bead caps. And from the flower another three orange seed beads dangling.

Now- Get to Hopping!

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27 comments:

Courtney said...

I love what you created! The earrings rock!

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you Courtney!

I better start hopping around myself now, have only seen a few other participant pieces.

See ya

Janet said...

I love your style it is sooooo pretty Malin!

maryharding said...

Love those earrings. The bracelet is wonderfully full of texture. That magnetic ball clasp is tops. I would never have known it was a clasp it you hadn't said. Great work.

steufel said...

Malin, one word: beautiful!

Molly Alexander said...

Beautiful pieces Malin - I especially love the earrings and the punch of color you added to the necklace. Great job!

Lorelei Eurto said...

WOW! eeeek my bead caps!! I love it! they turned out so pretty! I love the red and yellow accent colors with the other beads- very creative! I am so thrilled you were the first to actually show off the bead caps in action! I may have to send you a little prize for that. ;)

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love the earrings, too cool. The punch of color in the necklace is great!

Charlene said...

Amazing. I never would have thought to add bright red to the design the way you did. It is just lovely and a beautiful design. Earrings are to die for too!

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you for all your nice comments!

SueBeads said...

Malin, very nice! I love the earrings! You did a great job!!!!

Rebecca said...

Love these Malin, especially the earrings! Will they be for sale???!

Christine'sCreations said...

I love your earings! I also enjoyed the bright colored beads you mixed in.

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you!

@Rebecca: Of course, darling! For you anything. Just e-mail me a reminder.

Barbara Lewis said...

I love the necklace ... but the earrings are awesome!

ThreeRedBeads said...

Love the earrings! Wonderful work!

fireflymyst said...

Love your work! The colors you used in your design really make your piece shine:)

Elisabeth said...

The necklace is wonderful but I loooooove the earrings. I could wear those every day!

Kristi Bowman said...

Beeeeautiful Malin!! Necklace and earrings both, very creative!

Jenni C said...

I love yor look you created both in necklace and ear-rings, but the earrings really appeal. Love the mixture of dark metal and light lucite with the tin caps, what a fun whimsical look.

jenni

Regina said...

I love the spots of color in your necklace and the way you dangle the leaves up front... and the earrings are just adorable. Great work.

Holly said...

Oh my, these are gorgeous! I *love* that cloisonne-ish bead, it's loverly. Those earrings are very cool too.

Jennifer Cameron said...

cute earrings! That red knobby bead is really really cool!

Pretty Things said...

LOVE your work! Particularly fond of the big orangey cloisonne type bead! And the earrings are divine!

Anna Lear said...

Beautiful -- this looked like such a fun challenge, and I love how you added in the dashes of color. The earrings are particularly divine!

Nicki said...

Malin, I really love the earrings. The necklace is nice too, but oh I love the earrings.

Spirited Earth said...

love those earrings..the necklace is beautiful