Monday, September 30, 2013

She Made She Made September Reveal


Hi Y'all,

It has been a while since Christine and I did a She Made/She Made challenge, we decided to take the summer off, so let me refresh what this is all about.  In July of 2012 I went to Pennsylvania for a family reunion and Christine and I met in Carlisle, PA at the Rolling Bead store, then we had lunch it was a great day.  I gifted Christine with a box of goodies that I made up from my stash and she in turn gifted me with some goodies too.  Since we both kept half of what we gifted each other we decided to have a little challenge between the two of us making something from two item chosen from our gifted stashes.  So with out further ado here is what Christine chose for us to create with for September. 


She chose the Aventurine donuts from what I gifted to her and the orange Czech glass beads from what she gifted to me.  Here is what I made.


It took me a little while to grasp an idea of what I wanted to make with the beads that were chosen.  It was not until I took a little trip to Huntsville in north Alabama, and I went to a little bead shop called Mary's Antiques and Beads, and found the color enhanced Carnelian 4 and 8 mm beads, some 8 mm Aventurine beads, that I knew I wanted to do a Cellini spiral.  When I got home I went straight to my stash of seed beads and started pulling out all of the green and orange seed beads in sizes 15, 11, and 8.  As I was beading the spiral the colors reminded me of the rich oranges the oak tree leave turn in Autumn here in Alabama mixed in the the dark green of the evergreens, so I decided to name my piece Autumn in Alabama.

Thank you for stopping by to visit, now please be sure to go by Christine's blog and see what she created.

Happy beading Y'all,
Therese



13 comments:

  1. Wow! I just love your necklace, Therese!!! It's gorgeous and the colors are wonderful! Perfect for Fall!

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  2. Look at those gorgeous colors that scream Fall, i love that spiral!!! This is fantastic...this color combo is blowing my mind, i love the use of the donuts, too! Beautiful job!

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  3. I always love getting to see what you and Christine have been up to. Beautiful necklace....love the autumn colors. I am so glad you were able to visit Mary's....what a treasure she is.

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  4. I simply have to try the Cellini. Love how you've used it in your necklace to spotlight those brilliant Fall colors!

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  5. This is fantastic! The vibrant orange with the green makes me think of tiger lilies. I'm glad you and Christine and back to the She Made/She Made. I always love seeing what you ladies come up with. :)

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  6. That is one amazing cellini! I never know what to do with orange, but you have captured fall perfectly with it.

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  7. You beading people always have so much fun! And wow, your necklace is gorgeous -- there is an oriental empress quality to it :)

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  8. Therese you amaze me with how easily you bead up a Cellini! Christine and I were chatting about how you just 'whip them up' !! And as always it is another beautiful necklace! Maybe next time you'll come up and join us on our beady get away?

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  9. Your oak trees turn colors in Montgomery? Dang. . .ours don't. I'm a little jealous!
    Anyway...your necklace is too cool!! Your skill with seed beads never ceases to amaze me. Fabulous job.

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  10. Therese~you are amazing with your Cellinis! That you whip them up and then really embellish them so beautifully blows me away each time I see one of yours. This one is Gorgoeus! SO creative. The colors are wonderful! It is so good to be back doing this again! What is October's pick?!? I am so excited!

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  11. I am in awe of how you made that necklace- that is just fabulous! I wish I could see it in person, because I can tell the detail is just stunning! I love the way you cleverly put carnelian rounds into the donuts, too! Very nice work, Therese!

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  12. Sweet! Love, love, love what you did!!! You know I adore cellini's, and this just rocks!!!

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