Today is the reveal for the Marsala Valentine Challenge where I used beads purchased from Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery.
I borrowed Andrew’s photos to show you what was in the kit and the handmade components Andrew made:
I have to admit the Pantone color of the year underwhelmed me. I love burgundy, maroon, and wine. Two things helped me with this color: Andrew’s blend and this Seeds color palette:
While I like the deeper reds, I find I don’t design with red often. My comfort zone is in the blue and green shade variations so this was a great way for me to become more familiar with this color pathway. I had loads of fun digging through my stash and playing.
Earrings were first so I could dip my toes into the water:
Then, I decided to do a bracelet…which should have been a little, tiny bit bigger I think but it will still roll over my hand if I concentrate. LOL
I finally graduated to necklaces. The lampwork in this first one was made by Valerie O’Neal of Seaside Fire Designs.
And…this is when disaster struck. I was not happy with my third necklace and wanted to redesign it, but I still had not completely arranged my workspace since our move and with things piled up everywhere, I dropped it on the floor. The rake face was made by Harry Wood of Oscarcrow. His little horns broke, which are a shocking white under the glaze. Harry is making me another one, but it is a different color, as is the nature of Raku, and it has not arrived yet. I used black marker on the porcelain and was not happy with that, so I covered it with some Guilder’s Paste that I think matches well. It looks a lot better. I will redesign this and post a photograph at a later date.
Alison Herrington http://www.alisonadorns.blogspot.com/
Dolores Raml https://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Carole Carlson http://www.beadsophisticate.wordpress.com
Lennis Carrier https://windbent.wordpress.com
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com/
Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com/
Ann Schroeder http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury http://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog/
Shaiha Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
On Andrew Thornton’s Blog:
Andrew Thornton, Nancy Noyes-Ward, Donna Hoblit, Cheryl Lee Tucker, and Laurel Ross. http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/
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