Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black and White Challenge hosted by Sally Russick


Hi Y'all,

When Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime blog announced that she was going to host a Black and White Challenge I jumped right in and signed up.  There are 36 participants, so I am going to get right to the pieces so you can go on to the next participant in the challenge.

I made this bracelet and earrings set from Czech glass beads that I received from the Best Bead Shop in the Czech Republic 6 mm black and silver props and white 4x7 mm roundels.  The black and white lamp worked ribbed glass beads are from Studio Juls. I used sterling silver 22 gauge wire to make the links, clasp, and ear wires.


When I saw this tutorial on facebook by Tracey L. Gwilliams of Crystal Star Gems.  I just knew this would be  the perfect piece done in black and white.  I really like how it turned out.  This tutorial uses twin beads, seed beads and 4 mm drop bead.  I did not have black and white drops, but I did have black and white 4 mm glass pearls and they worked just as well as the drops would have.

Now that you have seen what I made for this challenge, please leave a comment, cause I really enjoy hearing your opinions, and then please visit the other participants in this challenge.

List of Participants


Happy beading Y'all
Therese
  

27 comments:

  1. Love your beaded necklace it looks so beautifully neat!

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  2. Love what you've made but especially like the necklace. To me, it has an Egyptian-like feel to it. I don't know if that's what you were going for, but that's where I go when I look at it. Just beautiful.

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  3. Oh my!!!! That necklace! Swoon!

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  4. I really like how you connected your glass bead links on your bracelet - they look like infinity links Your necklace is simply drop dead gorgeous! I love the glass pearls - All of your beadwork is perfection!

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  5. That Necklace!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! Did I say it loud enough? I just Love that piece! The bracelet and earrings are very pretty too.

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  6. I love your necklace and the bracelet and earrings are great too! You were right about the twins necklace looking great in black and white!

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  7. Beautiful!! I especially like the stunning Herringbone necklace!

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  8. Awesome designs, Therese... some colours and patterns are just meant to go together, I agree. And some challenges are totally worth the time and effort. So glad you are aboard!

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  9. How beautiful! I love the necklace. I want so bad to get into some classes to learn how to bead weave! But at the moment it just isn't in the stars for me. Thanks for hoping into this challenge. I know what you mean about sometimes getting overwhelmed.

    Vera
    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/black-white-jewelry-challenge.html

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  10. Beautiful! Therese, all the pieces you created are wonderful, but you nails that herringbone necklace! The contrast of black and white is perfect for that stitch!! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge!

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  11. Love your lampwork set, especially the infinity connectors. You know that between you & I we could totally co-chair the "We love Juls Beads Club." ;)
    {Hugs!}

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  12. Your necklace reminds me of something Cleopatra would wear. Very beautiful and elegant!

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  13. Oh Therese, how pretty are both of these?! Love 'em. I am always amazed at the seed bead patterns and designs and how beautiful they are - yours is stunning!

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  14. Therese, your pieces are wonderful. And I agree that the twin bead necklace pattern is ideal for black and white. You always seem to find such terrific tutorials. I haven't worked much with twin beads and you have inspired me. Thanks!

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  15. Love the herringbone necklace, Therese. It would be fantastic in any season! I just picked up my first tube of twin beads. They're black, so now I know what to do with them! Thanks for the link to Tracey's shop; lots of great tutorials.

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  16. That herringbone necklace is so Deco! Just perfect when the summer movie hit is The Great Gatsby.

    Enjoy your summer.

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  17. Oooooo the herringbone is a stunner. What a great choice!

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  18. Oh so beautiful, gorgeous necklace!

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  19. That herringbone pattern is a sure winner. Beautiful job!

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  20. Oooh Therese, I love your creations, they are lovely

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  21. Wow, those are some fantastic creations!

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  22. I always love to see what you've come up with for these challenges! your beadwork never disappoints!!! that necklace .... swoon. One of the remaining stitches that still gets me ... herringbone. This is just lovely

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  24. Absolutely beautiful, Therese! your beadwork is gorgeous, as usual - and these pieces are stylish and classic, you'll be able to wear them with everything and anything :)

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