Welcome to the Star Frost Challenge Blog Hop! I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays and New Year Celebrations. To kick off the New Year, Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery has provided another great opportunity to stretch our minds and create new jewelry and accessories from a mixture of beads and findings. The palette for this challenge is a predominantly monochromatic mix of white, crystal, icy blues and silver.
I have to admit, the holidays were the usual crush of shopping, cooking, wrapping and celebrating, so my offerings for this challenge are rather anemic. I had hoped to get more finished, but not to fear! Andrew is planning a catch-up blog hop for those of us who fell behind on some of the monthly challenges, so I will hopefully have more to show at a later date.
Here are my contributions:
The first design is a necklace using the Mystery Component for a pendant. Andrew makes the Mystery Component himself and they are stamped, polymer clay pendants that embody the spirit of the challenge. The pendant for this challenge was stamped with snowflakes and embellished with silver mica powder and blue glitter.
I suspended the poly clay pendant from the Irish waxed linen and strung crystals in shades of blue.
My vision for the next design was to capture the essence of a snow angel using Peyote bead weaving. I just kind of 'winged it' with respect to the pattern inlay. The background is crystal seed beads and the inlay is white opaque AB cylinder beads. I used a sequin and small round disc for the angel head. The bracelet strap is a mixture of beads in six strands. You can probably tell that this bracelet is still in the finishing stages as threads are hanging out and not all the strands are connected. Needless to say, it needs a clasp.
You will find more designs and inspiration by visiting these fellow participant's blogs
or on Andrew Thornton's blog: