During the Love My Art Jewelry (LMAJ) Call to Create for November, I submitted two pieces. The first was one featuring the LizaJayne bead that I wrote about a week or so ago. The other one features art glass by Lisa New as the focal piece to a bunch of pink and brown strands. I'm not normally into multi-strand pieces, but I had just enough of these big pearls to do about six inches. And, it turned out, I had some tourmaline chips and some brown coral to do just that length, too. I had a bit of drama when it came to finding a cone that would fit over them and match the antiqued look of the chain. I figured out a way to use some colored wire to create my own and they worked out perfectly!
|Winter Pink Necklace available on Etsy|
Apparently this inspiration bead was my lucky charm because I got randomly chosen from the entries to win a massive set of Barbara Lewis beads! The Call to Create went out in late October with a unique color palette that included the pale pink that I decided to use. Well, you never know what might come of an entry into something like this...at a minimum it's finding new friends and inspiration. To actually win the giveaway takes it to a whole new level. The prize that Barbara generously provided is a set of all the beads from her Autumn Bliss cover piece on the latest issue of Handmade Jewelry:
Now that I'm feeling lucky and have new Hawaiian beads to motivate me even more, I guess it's time to sit down and work with the LMAJ December Call to Create color palette: