Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Gossiping Goddess Bead Giveaway and Challenge

Hi Y'all,

Well last month Lesley Watts of the Gossiping Goddess announced a giveaway of some glass lamp worked beads a friend of her's gave to her.  Lesley decided that since there were so many that she would pay the favor of the gift forward and share what her friend had given to her.  I was not one of the lucky one chosen to be given a bead without paying S&H, but was one of the one chosen to receive a bead for the cost of S&H.  I receive a beautiful large glass bead with blue and white flowers and green leaves floating in clear glass it is gorgeous.  Here is a picture of the pendant I made with the bead.


See I told you it was gorgeous!

I had something in mind that I wanted to make with this bead and I started out ok but, this bead was not having anything to do with the design I had in mind for it.  So I tore out 5 hours of work and started over with a new design.  Here is the end result.




I have always wanted to try a beaded rope where the different colors fade into each other.  I am very please with how my necklace turned out and so is the glass bead.  The stitch I used it 6 count Herringbone and I used size 8 cylinder seed beads in white, blue, and green.  The tassel on the pendant I used the blue and green size 8 cylinder seed beads with 3 mm crystal cube beads, two 4 mm green bicone crystals, two 6 mm white glass pearls, and size 15 white silver lined cylinder seed beads for the bezel.  The rope is 25 inches long and is long enough to go over the head, but I put a toggle clasp on it just in case one does not want to mess up their hair do.

Thank you Lesley for sending me this beautiful bead and for letting me play along in this challenge.  Thank you to all of you for stopping by to see what I made for this fun challenge.  Now please take the time to go and see what the other participants did with their beads.

Lesley Watts (our hostess)   www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com 
Sharyl Macmillan-Nelsonhttp://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.co.uk/
Caroline Dewisonhttp://blueberribeads.co.uk/
Therese Frankwww.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com (you are here)

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese


25 comments:

  1. Oh, Therese, this is beautiful! The bead is gorgeous - I love encased lampwork (I was lucky enough to get some too!) and your beadwork is perfect. The colours are so beautifully matched - and that's such a precious idea with the colours going one into another!
    A glorious piece - perfect for the season :)

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  2. Love what you did with your bead that beaded rope is stunning love what you did with the faded colours!

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  3. Therese this is just gorgeous - such vibrancy and sense of movement and I just love the colour transitions in the rope...sets off your bead to perfection! Thanks you so much for joining in with the challenge.

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  4. You did a really great job on that rope and the color change. I know that was quite a challenge.

    Robin Atkins wrote a guide to blending colors which can be found through google.

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  5. That focal is gorgeous! I have yet to meet a lampwork bead that I did not fall in love with - including this one! Such detail, and truly a work of art! Your bead weaving is always stunning, but this "chain" you created is perfect with your pendant!

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  6. I can see how that gorgeous bead influenced your decision to make the rope. It is substantial and beautiful and I love your color blends. Great work as always Therese! And I will never get tired of saying that :-)

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  7. Hi Therese, This bead is a stunner! You did an amazing job with the beaded rope. That 5 hours of work really paid off!

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  8. Great design Therese, I think these beads have a mind of their own don't they, I had the exact same problem, I tried and tried with one idea but the bead just wasn't having a bit of it. I'm sure the beads know best you know ;0)
    Claire xx

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  9. What a perfect choice to make a beaded rope by blending the colors! You always impress me with your bead weaving skills and I can just imagine how much work was involved in 5 hours! Another beautiful design for a beautiful bead.

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  10. What a wonderful thing for Lesley to do! The bead you received is gorgeous and your beaded chain is a beautiful accompaniment.

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  11. You got a bead very similar to the one I got, yet your design is so different. I love how that works!

    Happy creating!

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  12. I think seed beading takes SO much patience and talent. That's just gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful design! I really envy anyone who can do seed beading so brilliantly, it all looks perfect!

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  14. You have a gorgeous bead and design!

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  15. Whoa! All that weaving! What a lovely design - you've really complemented the bead :)

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  16. You can never go wrong with a beautiful beaded rope. Your pendant and rope are beautiful together.

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  17. Oooh, that bead is sooooo Kaz. Delicious! I love what you've done with it. x

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  18. Way to go, my friend! I love the color blending, and those size 8 cylinders worked up beautifully. Totally perfect rope for that gorgeous bead.

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  19. ugh! The taking apart of work is never fun. Although this is very sweet reward for the effort, I love how the colour flows and sets off the focal so perfectly.

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  20. Beautiful design! I am in awe of the bead weaving...I so don't have the patience for it :)

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  21. I love it Theresa!!!!!! Gorgeous! I too want to make a rope what fades from color to color but can't figure the secret! Will you share??

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  22. That bead is pretty, but your beaded rope is to die for! I adore the colors you used and how it turned out altogether. You amaze me every time!

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  23. I always anxiously await seeing what you'll do in a challenge, Therese, and every time you blow me away with some great surprise! This time is no different.

    You started with a bead very similar to mine in design, but with different colors, and you create such a fantastic piece of jewelry from it! That bead rope is so wonderful, it could easily stand alone, but what a sight the lampwork and your bead rope make combined! You did it again! :-)

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  24. Wow what a great design!! I am starting to dabble with seed beads but I can't imagine having the patience to do a rope especially one that fades - well done!!!

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