I was thrilled when I was picked to be one of the entrants into the Spring Fever Challenge organised by Lesley Watt of Thea Elements, Caroline Dewison of Blueberribeads and Claire of Smitten Beads.
First off I took the ceramic focal by Lesley and made some matching glass beads. Then I took the smaller bird by Bluberribeads and added a little bit of patina so that it matched the focal a little I also hand painted the clasp with patina. I used some scrummy Czech glass from Smitten beads and some glass chips that had been sitting in my stash for eons.
Next up Earrings. I took the pair of ceramic beads from Lesley and hand painted some green spots on them. Then I made a pair of glass discs and rings to match.
and finally the piece I am most pleased with. This necklace uses the sari ribbon from Smitten beads, the bird and leaf from Blueberribeads and the last ceramic bead from Lesley. I used some of my Fibrewire in blue and threaded the sari silk around it then I made some cute bellflowers in a very pale lemon glass. I had some leaf connectors and I wired the bellflowers and some brass leafs onto each one and then wired these onto the Fibrewire.
Here are some close-ups
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other reveals in the blogs listed below.
Lesley Watt - http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.co.uk
Caroline Dewison - http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Emma Quinn - http://patinafinishes.blogspot.co.uk/
Kathy Lindemer - http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.co.uk
Vicky Roberts - http://thebeadshopliverpool.blogspot.co.uk
Lori Bowring Michaud - http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.co.uk/
Leigh Thow - http://jewellrleigh.blogspot.co.uk
Ailsa Jackson - http://katzjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Steph L - http://stringaholic.blogspot.co.uk/
Kristi Harrison - http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.co.uk/
Lucy Haslam - http://faerystone.blogspot.co.uk/
Penny Neville - http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Kristen Stewart - http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.co.uk/
Erin Prais – Hintz – http://treasures-found.blogspot.co.uk/
Klassy Joolz - http://klassyjoolz.blogspot.co.uk/
Jenny Argyle - http://keithagnestutorialsdesigns.blogspot.co.uk
Shaiha - http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Claire Lockwood - http://www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com/
Patti Gasparino - http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com/
Suhana Hart - http://www.buttonedupbeads.blogspot.co.uk
Toltec Jewels - JewelSchoolFriends.com