Saturday, February 21, 2009

Choker Challenge

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! In last Sunday's post I mentioned that I was challenging myself to combine some of my many grab bag beads with one of the remaining choker cables. After I made that challenge, I had a moment of concern, wondering if I could pull that off!!

I had a lot of fun working on this here and there during the week and, yes, I believe this is certainly a unique outcome, but I was feeling a vibe with it, so I kept going! Let me know what you think!

The only pieces that weren't in the grab bag were the pieces of chain. I used the 15" gray/silver choker with magnetic clasp, flower petal-like beads in green and yellow, along with light green faceted drops and a white faceted triangular drop.

I also wanted to take a moment to thank Jill Milan of Jewelry Elegance by Jill for listing me as a recipient of the Marie Antoinette award. Similar to the Lemonade award, it is suggested that a number of blogs you enjoy reading should be listed. So, here are a few more blogs and/or etsy shops that I enjoy browsing:

The Beading Gem's Journal

The Blue Buddha Boutique for some jaw dropping chainmaille work

Chezchani and I love browsing her etsy shop

Gorgeous work in DelpfineWelch's Etsy Shop

Perfectly Twisted Jewelry


Dawno said...

That's a fabulous piece. Congratulations on the award, and thanks for posting those links, too, I really enjoy discovering new blogs.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful!!
And congrats on the award!

The Beading Gem said...

I agree - it is a fab piece! You certainly deserve the award. By the way, thanks for the mention of my blog ;-) Pearl

The Occasional Embellishment said...

Lisa, you're absolutely right...these earrings are lovely!

I'm a big fan of repurposing vintage jewelry and components into new pieces. I've been building a small stash of items that are awaiting their new lives... I hope to blog about them in the near future.

Love your blog...I read it daily.
My best,

loveofbeads said...

I am CRAZY about this necklace! Wonderful work!!!