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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kristi Bowman Blog Hop Reveal Day

Well, today is the reveal day for Kristi Bowman's Blog Hop challenge.  I was excited to participate as I really love Kristi's copper clay components.  She has developed several wonderful textures and this is one of my favorites.  She gave us a choice of two bracelet connectors with which to participate - one with an ammonite design and one with a sea urchin design.  I love them both but I chose the ammonite.  Just a word on the beads that I used.  Some months ago, I received a packet of bead soup as a free gift with an order that I placed on etsy.  I don't remember who gave it to me, but I wish I could show them what I made with it.  Using the bead soup was not a challenge as it was exactly the type of beads I love working with.  I also wish I had taken a picture of the bead soup before I started, but again, I didn't.

These beads were included in the soup:  One etched evil eye barrel agate, one lampwork glass heart, five nugget shaped crackle fire agates, four wild horse jasper coins, and an assortment of light and dark amber seed beads with silver lining, and a small supply of very small matte black seed beads. 

I used everything in the bead soup except the few seed beads shown in the photograph.  They are in a copper bowl that Kristi made also with an ammonite texture design.

From my own stash, I added only a few red and orange lentil glass beads, a dark red African trade bead, the green trilobite Czech pressed glass bead and the brown leaf Czech pressed glass bead.

I hope you like the bracelet.








Click on the links below to see the bracelets of the other participants.  What fun this is!

Kristi Bowman Design http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/
Lana Kinney is sharing on Kristi's blog above
Jean Wells http://jeanawells.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE

28 comments:

Linda Landig said...

I love your braclet. The colors and textures are wonderful! Great work!!! I pinned it to Pinterest!

Cindy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love multi-strand pieces and I really like how you used a non-expected color palette. The beads - and what a beautiful variety - really complement Kristi's focal! :-)

maryharding said...

Love this bracelet. I like that it is several strands, has so many colors and textures and I especially like the way you made the clasp link a few beads away from the copper component. All go so well together to create a wonderful bracelet.

Kristi Bowman said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Jean, I knew you'd make something beautiful!! I could hardly wait to get up this morning and hop around and you are my first. If they are all as gorgeous as this I'll be so incredibly happy!! Thank you for joining my hop!

Mirabeaux said...

Gorgeous! So eclectic, this would go with everything in my wardrobe!

Melinda Orr said...

Love the Bohemian feel of your design ...the black really makes everything pop!

Jenny said...

The complementary turquoise accent accentuates your color scheme so well! Lovely multi strand design.

kristibasket said...

This is so beautiful!! Love the colors you used!! I am always a little scared to work with a citrus color block, and you really pulled it off especially with the touch of turquoise! --Kristi Harrison

Sally Russick said...

I love the color palette with that little pop of turquoise and the little dangles add such a great accent! Beautifully done!

BahamaDawn said...

very very pretty!! i love all the layers of beads, the different sizes and colors!

Marla James said...

Beautiful Jean! You are a talented lady!

Laura Twiford said...

So resourceful and beautiful! Love the combinations of textures and colors and variety of sizes!

TesoriTrovati said...

So pretty! I love the rich earthy colors paired with Krisi's pretty component. Enjoy the day.
Erin

Alice said...

Jean, it's gorgeous! I love all the rich colors too! The bracelet is full of movement and brightness.
Wonderful piece!

Lori Anderson said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to all that has already been said!
vickie

Copper Diem said...

Fantastic - love the multi strands!

CraftyHope said...

Wow. . the texture of your bracelet is really cool. The colors you used really give an earthy feel to it and the pops of red add some fun to it. It's really a fun piece.

Melissa Cable said...

Sooo pretty. Makes me realize I have been neglecting my seed beads these days. I especially love the pop of purple and green in the front, unexpected and perfect!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

beautiful!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gorgeous and lush!

Therese's Treasures said...

Jean,
Your bracelet is very pretty and different. I like that you used so many different colors and bead styles in your design they all work together beautifully.
Therese

Sandra Young said...

Beautiful earthy bracelet! Great job.

KayzKreationz said...

I love all the colors/textures and the dangles with it. Very nice bracelet.

MoonRae said...

~Love it~

Sharyl said...

Wow! I really love the colors, beads, and the way the design just all comes together! This is fantastic! I'd wear this in a minute! :-)

maryharding said...

Hi Linda, thank you for all your kind words about my necklace. Yes the "star" is connected with wire which makes it flexible but keeps the piece, which I think of as a sun, upright. I am so happy to have found your blog and signed up but also signed up for comments by mistake and had to unsign to remove them. So now I am back to sign up again. Your work is gorgeous!!

Marti C. said...

Love it, your construction and choice of colors are just wonderful!