Well it is April 26th and this time around in the CC7A challenge it is my month. Here is a small recap about this challenge...
Back in the latter months of 2013 Alicia Marinache of All the Pretty Things blog asked seven of her blog friends if we would like to participate in a challenge that would cover 7 months, of course we all said yes. So we were assigned months, we picked themes for our months, and shipped out packages with all sorts of little goodies to design with.
The theme I chose for my month is "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". Why you ask? Well simple really, April's birthstone is a diamond and the Beatles's song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" kept playing over and over in my head. If you are not familiar with the song you can listen to it here.
This is what I sent to my six other CC7A participants.
This is what I created with my package that I kept for myself.
I beaded around my cab with blue iris size 11 Delicas and size 15 round seed beads I had some black small roundels in my stash that I beaded around the cab. I brick stitched silver lined clear size 8 seed beads around the outer edge of the cab and added 3 mm blue crystals and picot with size 15 silver lined clear seed beads. The neck strap is done in CRAW with size 8 blue and down the front center I used clear 3mm bicones. I did not have enough of the blue seed beads to keep going so on the ends I used the silver lined clear seed beads and made a toggle clasp with them as well. To give the necklace more length and to use some of the other beads in the package and connected the cab to the neck strap. I laid the cab on it's side to represent the line in the song "The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes"
Thank you Alicia for giving me April, this month holds a lot of sentimental value to me. Thank you to all of you for stopping by, now please go visit the other CC7A bunch. Next month will be Alicia's month so be sure to come back to see what we have created with what Alicia sent to us.
4. Therese (you are here)
Happy beading Y'all