It is time for May's reveal for the CC7A and this month we are creating with the package Alicia sent to the other six in the group of seven.
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.
Here is a picture of what Alicia sent to me to create with...
Alicia sent me Rose Quartz in a cabochon and 8 mm round beads. It took me a little while to think of what I was going to make with my set. I did not want to do bead embroidery this time I have done that with every month's challenge so far. So I used my newly learned, and still learning, skill wire wrapping. Also since Alicia is a wire wrapper too, it is a tribute to her far better skills as a wrapper.
I had seen on Pinterest wire wrapped Tree of Life with a cab in the background and I had my inspiration. My first idea was to use different colors of seed beads on the branches to represent the different seasons in the year, but after making the tree I decided that I just did not like how it looked once I got the chain made, so back to the drawing board I went. Here is the final design...
The Rose Quartz represents Spring, the green Jade represents Summer, the orange Carnelian represents Autumn, and the icy blue Aquamarine represents Winter. I used silver wire as to not take away from the natural beauty of the stones.
I had several of the beads left from the chain I made so I wire wrapped a bracelet. This is a very simple design that is very easy to make.
You can not have a full set with out earrings.
The whole set. The neck chain is 22" long and has a lobster clasp.
Thank you Alicia for this great idea of bring together six of us talented ladies to join you in this adventure of creating something new each month with the package provided. It was a joy creating with the Rose Quartz that you sent to me.
Next month is Cynthia's month her theme is "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, so be sure to come back next month and see what I created with the package Cynthia sent.
Now please go and visit my fellow CC7A members and see what they created with Alicia'a package.
4. Therese (you are here)
Happy beading Y'all,