Friday, 21 January 2011

Lorelei/Fusion Beads Challenge - Take 2!







So, the Fusion Beads challenge....here's how it went for me! Just a quick note in point - I have mislaid my camera...so all these photos were taken with my phone and uploaded via BlogPress. The photos are often very poor quality but if you click on them that should improve them slightly!

I was one of the folk who requested an extension as my Fusion bead hadn't arrived by the due date; in fact, they came a week ago. And my owl clasp hasn't arrived yet! I think I need to email and see if/when that one was sent out as it normally takes only a matter of days to get things posted out. I am pretty sure it was Christmas that did it! So, no owl clasp here - but I have used an Andrew Thornton charm instead to keep the Thornton family theme :-) .







When I placed my order, they were all out of leaves so none of them either...and, I have a confession...I lost the leather cord. I did have it, but when I was going through my beads last night (last night OF COURSE, why can I never do anything before the very last minute?), the leather wasn't with them. So no leather. But, I have added lace, wire, findings and the Andrew Thornton charm, nothing more. I'm pretty pleased!







I used the little gold drops to wire wrap around a large jump ring I had. I am really pleased with the effect (I have quite an obsession with loops and circles at the moment which my earring challenge has really shown!) although it took ages as each tiny bead needed double wrapping due to the size of the holes.








I am still experimenting with the exact construction of this cuff but when it's on, it looks great! In my humble opinion at any rate :-) can't wait to see everybody elses designs, please hop over to Lorelei's Blog to see the whole list of participants (I'll turn this into a link later, on blogpress and haven't worked out links from here as yet...). Thanks Lori for a fab challenge once again, so glad I could join in this time around!


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12 comments:

My Life Under the Bus said...

You need to get on my program and confuddle the date and reveal a week early ...... saves alot of stress... hahaha. You have some skills because I tried to make a large pair of hoop earrings and I could not get those seed beads to cooperate! Love your beaded circles and I am actually very jealous of them! XOXO Happy Hopping

maryharding said...

You did a wonderful bracelet. Love the beaded rings and how you improvised.

Molly Alexander said...

What a lovely and feminine bracelet - I love the design and the extra elements you included - great job!

Holly said...

What a gorgeous cuff this is! I love the addition of the lace, and yep completely understand your circle thing too ;) Gorgeous...but wait, I said that already!

TesoriTrovati said...

You made lemonade from those lemons you were handed, Rebecca! I love that you used what you had on hand it it is a charming piece. The white fabric/ribbon is really soft and pretty. Hope you find your missing things soon! Enjoy the day.
Erin

Charlene said...

Your design is so original, I love the choice of using the lace.

fireflymyst said...

Love the lace you added:)

Jennifer Cameron said...

I adore the lace addition! It is definitely unique and not a direction I would have considered, but absolutely love it!

Regina said...

I like what you did with the seed beads and the addition of the lace, very neat! very different! Hope you find your camera soon.

Jenni C said...

A cuff! What a fab idea! And made totally unique with the lace. Love it. Jenni

Lisa Godfrey said...

What a beautiful bracelet! It's so romantic and elegant. Love it!

Anna Lear said...

This is lovely! The bead/metal bracelet would be really nice by itself, but adding the lace makes it extra-special. I also love how you made the wire-wrapped, beaded ring -- it sounds like hard work that paid off big-time. Nice work!

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