Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn Design Challenge


Lesley Watt and Caroline Dewison offered up their wonderful creations for an Autumn Design Challenge.  I was one of the lucky ones to be included.

Below are the beads I received

First up....

'Under the Oak Tree'
Here I used the curved focal along with the copper bead, the light brown ceramic bead and the green ceramic bead.  Also included from my stash are a brown- green opal  bead on the upper left, two Sage Frost Czech beads, a yellow/green Soocho Jade bead on the right, a faceted bronze colored bead and Vintaj components

'A Vintage Christmas'
Included are the snowflake focal,  and from my stash a Sage Frost Czech Bead and a copper chain.  No clasp needed with the long chain.

 'Hope is the thing that Anchors the Soul'
Included is the pale green ceramic bead, and from my stash, a blue-green lampwork bead, artist unknown, a small ceramic bead from Eclectic Prairie, a copper I.D. bracelet blank from Vintaj which I embossed with the Moroccan Tile Deco Emboss for the Big Kick and painted with a mix of green and blue Ranger Patinas, and Vintaj components including a 'Hope' Affirmation Ring.


I ran out of time to use the ceramic focal, I'm sorry to say, but I hope to have something made soon. 

A huge thanks to both Caroline and Lesley for hosting this blog hop and for sharing their wonderful beads with us. 

Please check out the links below to see what these talented ladies have made.

Caroline Dewison – http://blueberribeads.co.uk
Melissa Truginger – http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Madeline Bunyan – http://madelinebunyan.com/mlj/




23 comments:

Lesley said...

Lovely designs Alice and great use of the beads - I love that first bracelet. Thank you s much for joining in with our challenge.

SmittenBeads said...

What a fantastic challenge this is, love what you have done with the components especially the first bracelet, beautiful! :) Claire

Dolores Raml said...

You've created many beautiful pieces with your product from Lesley and Caroline. I really like the snowflake necklace.

TesoriTrovati said...

So wonderful! I am sorry that I missed this. I love their components! I love the mix of textures and the soft palettes that you used. Wonderful mix! That snowflake is so very wonderful. I will have to check out their shops. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Mags said...

I'm a huge bracelet-fan :-D These are both so lovely!

Suntsa said...

All are lovely. Especially I like 'Under the Oak Tree'.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Love your beautiful designs and the names you gave, too, Alice!

Shirley Moore said...

Three beautiful pieces! I adore that first bracelet. Wonderful designs!

Heidi Post said...

Wonderful! I particularly like the Vintage Christmas necklace :)

Caroline Dewison said...

Beautiful designs, I particularly love the vintage Christmas necklace, the focal looks perfect with that chain! Thanks so much for taking part! x

the Moon and Seven Stars said...

Really lovely work - I think the first bracelet is my favourite but it is hard to pick!

Libellula Jewelry said...

Very pretty jewelry--you did great! Both the first and second items will work equally well for both autumn and winter.

Pepita said...

All so lovely pieces, my favorite is the first bracelet. I also like that you give a name to every piece, maybe I should try it as well.
Well done!

Janine said...

Lovely pieces, especially the first bracelet. Lovely combo of beads and colours. Love how the round links of the chain egos the round pendant of the necklace. Very pretty

GaysieMay said...

Lovely designs x

Jo-Ann said...

Love the chain on the snowflake necklace.

Judith Johnston said...

Gorgeous work, I love "Vintage Chritmas"

chicandfrog said...

How could one not love the "Under the oak tree" bracelet? It's very balanced.
Ambra

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful pieces Alice, you did a lovely job with Lesley and Caroline's components and beads.
Therese

CraftyHope said...

Your designs are all exquisite as always. I'm smitten with that first bracelet though. At first glance all I could do was smile at it, it's just so pretty!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Really lovely designs! I love the simplicity of the necklace - gorgeous

beadrecipes said...

Ooh, lovely lovely pieces. Really like that first bracelet.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Lovely designs, Alice! I really love the first bracelet - it is my favorite.