Friday, November 4, 2011

Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge





Andrew Thorton's October Bead Challenge


Each  Design Kit contained a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor, a terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a lampwork glass headpin from SueBeads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead, natural brass peanut chain(not in my kit-silver chain was included), Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass ancient bead replicas, and a Luxury Bead Blend.















My silver chain








The Luxury Bead Blends included Japanese Toho seed beads, Miyuki seed beads, freshwater pearls, blue aventurine, sodalite rounds, lapis lazuli rounds and other semi-precious stones, vintage sequins, German glass, and Czech glass. Each kit included a surprise element!







My bracelet design includes the ceramic bead by Keith O'Connor, the terra cotta bead from RareEarth Beads, a carved blue tiger's eye round bead along with some of the Luxury Bead Blend. I also used from my stash 2.5x40mm sterling silver curved tubes, a sterling silver lobster clasp and 2 textured silver oval beads. This bracelet fits a 7.5" wrist. I can also make it to fit a smaller wrist.
















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  2. I love your bracelet, especially the silver tubes which go so well with the blue beads in the kit. I got a silver chain as well, but wasn't able to use it.

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  3. I love this bracelet. A simple design like this really lets the art beads shine!

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  4. I really like your bracelet design it is very pretty. You can't beat silver and blue together.
    Therese

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  5. I really love your bracelet design. I have some of those tube beads and always forget how gorgeous they look in a necklace.

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  6. Love the bracelet. The silver tubes really make it special. I think it is a winner!

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  7. Fantastic bracelet! I'm going to have to get some of those curved tube beads!

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  8. Yep, the brass chain never made it past airport security. Apparently it could be used as a weapon. So the ball chain was the substitution.

    In any event, you did a great job! The clean lines lend a chic modern vibe that really showcase the great art beads. Nicely done!

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