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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Challenge of Winter Reveal?

Hi all :)

I think today is the day that I am supposed to reveal the piece I made for The Studio Sublime's Inspired by Winter challenge   I'm not 100% sure as I haven't received a second email confirming all the blog addresses of the other participants, and unfortunately I realised too late to do anything about it!

I'm going to put up my piece anyway, and hope I can recover the other blog addresses a bit later (*Edit* This issue has now been resolved!:)

To be honest with you this winter has been well and truly uninspiring to me.  Dull, grey, wet and unfortunately sprinkled with a generous dose of personal problems.  So I haven't been creating much (or doing much at all for that matter) for the last month; as you can see from the blog I haven't had anything to write about!  I literally had to force myself to sit down and get the pliers out, but I'm glad I did, the creative juices seem to be flowing again and I suddenly have plenty of ideas for other pieces.

So here is the necklace I made:


It's not the greatest, but I'm glad I did it!  Those little blue Kyanite chips make me think of shards of ice, or those brilliant blue melt lakes you see in the Arctic.  Or most of all, the dazzling blue sky you sometimes see when the world is covered in snow and ice :)

The lovely snowflake pendant is by Bo Hulley Beads, and I was lucky enough to win it in a giveaway over at Artisan Whimsy.  Mixed in with the Kyanite, some tiny Czech firepolish beads and some random faceted rondelles (I think they are some kind of dyed quartz) I think it makes a nice icy piece. Not awesome, but nice.

So anyway, heres boo-poo to rubbish winters and creative block, and a big yaaaaaaaay for the fact spring is on its way :)  Bring on the lush greens and flower beads!

And thanks to Sally of The Studio Sublime, hopefully if you hop over to her site you can then hop along to see what the other participants have conjured up.

*Edit*

Here are the other blogs, enjoy! :)

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colors in your focal and your bead chain and I love the shards coming off the focal-very nice design! Sorry you have been experiencing personal problems - hope there are only good times to come for you!

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  2. I think this is lovely ... wonderful how you've seamlessly worked the beads into the chain and the focal is a beautiful color! I love the chain fringe for the focal as well - what a great idea! well done!

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  3. I love your color pallette! And the chain dangles are like melting drips. Very nice:)

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  4. Great piece! I agree with stacilouise that the dangles look like melting ice! Your colors are wonderful and are very reminiscent of winter. Keep up the good work!

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  5. I'm so glad you pulled your pliers out and made this joyful necklace!

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  6. Wow! I would say your creativity is in full swing!! This came out fantastic!! :)

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  7. Jess, I'm so glad that you forced yourself to get the pliers out because the necklace you created is lovely! The color palette is soft, subtle and the heart balances the necklace beautifully! Thank you so much for participating and I'm so glad you got so inspired by the hop! Can't wait to see more!

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  8. The colors are beautiful and I love the dangles. It's a beautiful necklace and I'm glad it got your creativity going again.

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  9. I think Sally's design challenge/blog hop served you well. I know that the creative funk definitely lifted because your necklace is beautiful. *nice work*

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  10. Beautiful work - it reminds me of very thick ice in the ocean, with a steel-y blue quality.

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  11. Hi Jess! Sorry I am late. Glad the challenge helped you out of the winter doldrums. I love what you did. I want to "Hear" it on - does it jingle a bit? The colors are fab, and i like glacial blues!

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  12. I'm so glad you forced yourself to get out your pliers - it's a lovely necklace all around!! Reminds me of winter indeed - it's way cool!

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