Thursday, November 4, 2010

Etsy Beadweavers' Monthly Challenge

As a member of the Etsy Beadweavers Team, I always looked forward to the monthly challenges.  They were fun and encouraged my creativity.  Then came summer vacation...our wonderful month in China.  It was fantastic!  However when I came home I had just a few weeks before the Southern Bead Retreat in Callaway Gardens, GA.  No time to enter the challenge!  After the retreat, excitement was at an all time high!  My teaching side of beadweaving was taking off.  I was so busy writing instructions and trying to finish already started projects that I had little time to enter. 
I have finally caught up...until next month...so I entered the challenge this month.....Here is my entry!


It is called Holiday Posie Necklace.  It uses my posie pattern as the central flower focals.  I used a deep rusty red with a hint of blue glimmer Czech rondelles coupled with faux pearls and  bronze and yellow seed beads.  The  leaves are also woven from Czech rondelles and lovely earthy green delicas intertwined with a beige satiny delica. 


The rope uses bronze seed beads along with a complimentary green 4 mm Czech bead, a satiny gold seed bead and lots of tiny OD green seed beads.


 There are tiny little buds on the closure.



The necklace would be lovely with a flowing black dress for the Christmas season.  The theme for our contest this month is Holiday Treasures.  I'm sure this necklace fits!  Our contest is open for voting starting  November 9 th and lasting through the 13 th.  Please come vote for your favorite at http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com  There are so many beautiful designs to choose from!!!

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