Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge (c5) Reveal

I’m honored to be a part of another design challenge led by the generous and talented Toltec Jewels aka Rita Avila. I always find it fun to see what other designers will do with the same bead. The featured bead was made by Sue Kennedy of SueBeads.

SueBeads2

They’re all so pretty it wouldn’t matter which color I received, right?

I love to age, paint, and patina brass…but I love raw brass too. It may have to do with my love of vintage things and yard art, and it’s not for everyone since it is not finished, polished and may age in strange ways. Even though this blog hop was scheduled on Sunday and I had a different blog hop on Saturday, I made this piece first and it influenced my other piece. I don’t like to match, preferring complementary pieces and I love to use whatever I find lying on my table so I ended up with a nice set without purposely trying. All I need to make are earrings now.

First I curved the stamping on my mandrel.

1 blankThen I beaded it here and there.

2 cuff

Finally I added my colors to complement the bead. I really wanted to highlight the bead and make it the focal so I hope Sue likes it.

3 beading

4 whole

Please join me in seeing what the other artists have made:

ARTISTS:

 

Guest of Honor & Featured Artist: Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy’s blogs:                             http://suebeads.blogspot.com/

Art Jewelry Elements

http://artjewelryelements.blogspot.com/

Sue Kennedy’s website

http://www.suebead.com/

SueBeads Art Beads

https://www.etsy.com/shop/suebeads

Hostess:

Toltec Jewels                                           http://www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

 

Artists:

Linda Anderson                                       http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Reno                                           http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/

Shirley Moore                                         http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/

Kristen Stevens

http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com

Marybeth Rich                                         http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com

Jael Thorp                                               http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/

Melissa Trudinger                                     http://Beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Andrea Glick

http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/

Nan Smith

http://wirednan.blogspot.com

Blanca Medina

www.peru-medesigns.com

Shai Williams                                           http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com

Carolyn Lawson                                       http://Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Rana Wilson                                             http://Ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com

Robin Reed                                             http://willowdragon.blogspot.com

Robin Showstack                                     http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/

Sheila Prosterman                                     http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan                                      http://Texaspepperjams.blogspot.com

Kari Asbury                                             http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com

Kelly Rodgers

https://www.facebook.com/BeadinBlackBlue

Jayne Capps                                           https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi                   https://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/

Heather Richter                                       http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg                                       www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Kathleen Breeding

http://www.zibbet.com/99BottlesofBeadsontheWall

Linda Landig                                           http://lindalandig.wordpress.com

 

Crystal Thain                                           http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/

Cheri Reed                                             http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Heather d-Entremont                               http://frugalmadougall.wordpress.com/

Dini Bruinsma                                         http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/

Lori Schneider                                         http://www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams

http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog.html

Melinda Orr                                           http://bandanagirl.indiemade.com/blog

Lennis Carrier                                         http://windbent.wordpress.com/

Cynthia Machata                                     http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hodges                                   http://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com

Debbie Rasmussen                                 http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/

Tanya McGuire                                       http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/

Charlie Jacka

http://clay-space.com/blog/

Ev Shelby                                               http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson                       http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/

Jasvanti Patel                                       http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com

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About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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21 Responses to Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge (c5) Reveal

  1. Linda A says:

    WOW! I love the creativity and how you used the brass filigree! It wouldn’t have crossed my mind to use it in that way….and the chicklet fits perfectly in there. Well done!

    Linda A.

    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

  2. I just love how the little chicklet sits like it belongs in the the brass piece. Lovely! Great piece.

  3. sheila prose says:

    These little chicklets look great in any setting. I love the way you wired tyourchick into the metal stamping.

  4. Tammy Adams says:

    Beautiful design. I just started using brass last fall and am in love with the vintage look it adds to jewelry designs. Your color choices are wonderful.

  5. I am in love with this design! fabulous idea to bend the frame to create a bracelet bar! I’ve gotta give that a try! really beautiful piece

  6. Kari Asbury says:

    Beautiful! love the way you brought the brass stamping and chicklet together…like they were made for each other. Your color choices are perfect…great job!

  7. That does it. I have to get a mandrel because I just love how you took a brass stamping and turned it into such a gorgeous focal. Just beautiful!

  8. beadlove says:

    I do love how you highlighted the chicklet in the brass stamping and made a beautiful bracelet. I like the colors you chose and that little tie of fiber!

  9. cryssT says:

    All I can say is that it is one sweet piece and you are very talented.
    ~cryssT

  10. Beautiful bracelet, love love love it. The design is stunning!

  11. Shirley says:

    I so appreciate you showing your design process. What a wonderful design. Your creativity is always a pleasure to see. :)

  12. Linda Landig says:

    What a creative way to highlight Sue’s bead. Great work.

  13. Jael says:

    Don’t know how you did that… but it’s really really cool!!

  14. Lady Lilith says:

    Just stunning. Great collection of beads.

  15. Great idea using the mandrel on the stamping and then wiring the chicklet! Very cool!

  16. your bracelet is lovely, well done!!

  17. medibeads says:

    I like your pendant. The frame give a vintage look.

  18. That’s a very pretty way to set the chicklet, you made a very special design! Elegant and feminine♥ Love it…

  19. vem030956 says:

    Beautiful design and I love how it accents the bead color. Excellent job!

  20. JenRen says:

    This is just lovely Lennis!! All of the elements you used came together so well! A very unique piece for sure. One of my favorites of this challenge!

  21. CraftyHope says:

    What a really great way to frame and highlight the bead. I think it turned out phenomenally!

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