A few weeks back, Sue from Suebeads threw out a Rondelle Challenge and gave five lucky readers a set of her enameled rondelles. It's a new shape for her, so she's giving us a chance to work with them and show off the possibilities!
I decided to take these rondelles from Sue and combine them with some of her other lampworked glass as well as more glass from Donna Millard. I ended up with three pieces to share...the first is this memory wire bracelet that features lots of bright colors and shapes:
I love the pinks and oranges together.
I made up some twisted blue wire beads to pull in the blues. I love how the shape of the wire wrapping mimics the shape of the blue lampworked bead from Sue.
The second piece is a sweet pendant hanging from a simple fuchsia choker wire. I created a little stack of handmade goodness including one of the rondelles.
I had a set of two big blue pearls from a Hawaii trip in recent years and was able to use them here and in the bracelet.
The final piece ended up strung! I was working with wire and created a lot of links. Then, after walking away for a while, I ended up cutting them all apart and starting over.
I strung this asymmetric section and then attached it to some nice long leather with a fancy clasp at the bag.
The piece ends up hanging really long and I love it.
The rest of the rondelle bunch can be seen at their blogs linked here: