Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Fling 2 Hosted by Amy Severino

Hi Y'all,

Welcome to the Spring Fling 2 reveal.   The beautiful and most talented Amy Severino of Amybeads blog is the host of this second Spring Fling Challenge.  Amy puts together a kit of a focal piece and a few coordinating beads for a small price, and you guessed it a lot of us pounce on a chance to be a participant in her challenge.  Here is what we got to work with this time.

Amy got together with her partner of Bead Soup Blog Party 6 Alenka of Pepita Handmade blog, Alenka made the beautiful focal piece in this challenge using polymer clay.  It took me a long time to come up with what I wanted to make in this challenge, because purple is not an easy color for me to work with, but I managed.
Here is what I came up with...

I did bead embroidery around the Dragonfly focal with white glass pearl and 3 mm black Czech crystals. The neck strap is done in RAW with white glass pearls, 4 mm Amethyst beads, and size 15 seed beads.

I made a pair of earrings using the white AB 8 mm beads and the crackle glass beads with cooper ear wires.  The bracelet I used the purple died agate beads with the white pearls, light purple AB 4 mm bicones and copper accent beads. 

Thank you for stopping by to see what I did in this challenge, also thank you Amy for presenting this challenge.
Here is a list of the other participants in this challenge, please go show them some love.

Maryanne • Zingala's Workshop 
Therese • Therese's Treasures (you are here)
Tanya • A Work in Progress
Alenka •  Pepita Handmade
Kepi • A Little of This, A Little of That
Beti •Stringing Fool
Dolores • Crafty D's Creations
Jenny • Wonder and Whimsy
Cynthia • Created Treasures
Mowse • Mowse Made This
Carolyn • Carolyn's Creations

Happy beading Y'all,


  1. Lovely and so neat i bet that took hours and hours!

  2. Whoa. You really do have magic fingers!

  3. Wow, Therese, your necklace is fantastic! What an awful lot of work! My eyes could'nt do their job when making such a filigree piece. I love the whole dragonfly-design. You really did your job very, very well even though this was not your color.
    BTW, I know that feeling very well not coming up with a design for a while. Last week I sat down for hours making the pieces for the BSBP!! ;-)

  4. Gorgeous Therese! Wow~you are the best bezeler I know! What a beautiful necklace and sweet earrings and bracelet.

  5. I'd say 'you managed' to hit it out of the park! WOW that is gorgeous!! I love your beadwork my friend!!

  6. I love how everything came out. It is funny how we had the same idea to bezel the pendant in pearls. I love how the raw rope compliments the focal. It's awesome. The earrings and bracelet are lovely.

  7. I love how you attached the pendant to that sumptuous rope, gorgeous pieces all of them.

  8. Wow, what a perfect bezel!!! I like very much that light-dark contrast with a touch of purple! Just can't stop admiring it ....

  9. I love your bezel, I haven't learned how to make them like that. The pearls make it very elegant.

  10. Hi Therese, I really like how you used the pearls from your bezel in your neckstrap design. They really bring a nice continuity to your design. Also really like the clasp you chose. Beautiful!

  11. What beautiful, beautiful pieces! I am so impressed by that necklace--so intricate and lovely! Wonderful job. :D

  12. Love how all of your pieces turned out. You did a great job with your bead embrodiery.

  13. Therese, those are all absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you've done your bail, and that bracelet is really, really pretty. Nice job!

  14. Very pretty! You really made Alenka's piece standout!

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  16. As always Therese beautiful work on all your pieces. Love the necklace it is stunning!

  17. I love how you turned this into a black-and-white design, with a splash of purple. One of my favorite color combinations. Beautiful details!

  18. I love your piece Therese! The focal is so pretty and I love the classic embroidery you did around the edge.

  19. You my friend are a beading goddess! I love all of your creations for this challenge!