I showed off a little bit of what I was planning back on Bead Table Wednesday, well it's Friday and that's reveal day. That means I was up waaay early this morning getting my designs all finished and photographed. Today is my first day of vacation...we've been planning a getaway to Asheville, NC for months! Spa...mountains...sleeping in the car...heaven! haaaaaaaa
Anyway, back to bead business. Before we can take off I want to show off these pretties because I think they're going to get a lot of wear this weekend. I'm so thankful that Kristie asked me to be a part of the Artisan Clay design team...helps me be more creative while working with awesome pieces. This month there are little charms that are a lovely rich green and turquoise. Kristie wrote a post about them this week on her blog and talked about how much she loves this size and wanted to see how other people would use them. I tried to keep that in mind with my designs and see what I could come up with.
First off is this piece with a mixed focal and green leather:
I had a blast pulling blues and greens from my stash to mix up with this. The glass spree and teardrop headpin are from Genea. I pulled a few random seed beads and copper wire and chain scraps together with this wooden bar to create a sort of asymmetrical bouquet.
Since I had a pair of Kristie's sweet charms and about 20 minutes before my creative time was up this morning I decided on a quick, simple design that really puts the charm front and center:
Bracelet-sized memory wire strung with some tubing, seed beads and a perfectly coordinated "turtle" turquoise round creates a frame for the pendant and still keeps it simple! I strung the whole thing on a ready-made leather choker so it was super-easy. I think this one might turn into a little tutorial since you could really make one up for an outfit before heading out the door!
So, thanks again to Kristie for sharing the goodies...and there are other designs out there for this big Friday reveal so head over to the Artisan Clay blog for links! I have to get ready for a road trip!!!