Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black and White Challenge Reveal

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Hello friends,

Another fun "challenge and reveal" has come and gone.  For some reason I seem to work well under pressure.  I've had a long dry spell with little to no creative juice. This is why I decided to sign up for this Black and White Challenge and push myself to follow through.  Even though this piece isn't real complicated, I love the outcome.  Although it qualifies as a "choker" it sits very comfortably on the neck.

Recipe:

2  - Donna Millard Lampwork Beads
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Sterling Silver Findings (to taste)

1 - Copper Washer (enameled black)

16 - Faceted Black Onix Beads

13 - Medium Metal Beads (enameled black and white)

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Mix vigorously and connect.




 
 

The following designers are also participating in this challenge - please take a moment and check them out:


 

Thank you for checking out my blog!!

DEE
 



32 comments:

  1. A beautiful choker! I love all the beads you used. So elegant.

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  2. Wow Dee....great job. I haven't had the chance to work with enamel yet, but you did an awesome job. To me it has a very techno look and feel! Thanks for joining, I love doing challenges. Makes me step out of my comfort zone.

    Vera
    http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/black-white-jewelry-challenge.html

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  3. Beautifully done, Dee!! I love the mix of lampwork beads and enameled beads! And the black onyx accent beads pull the design together beautifully!! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge!

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    1. Thank you, it was great fun! I think I might try this again, thank you for being the catalyst.

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  4. An elegant design, Dee... wonderful selection of components!

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  5. Very cool! Love how you brought together lampwork and enameled beads--my two favorites to make! :)

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    1. Thank you! I make lampwork also, but Donna's beads were perfect for this challenge.

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  6. Oh my, but this is just beautiful...such gorgeous beads, and I love your clasp!

    I had those exact beads of Donna's. I learned the hard way that they cannot be subjected to liver of sulfur, even for a split second. All of the black came off and all 5 beads ...and my completed design...was ruined in amatter of a second. Live and learn!

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    1. I wonder if Donna used glass paint? It might be worth a try.

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  7. Beautiful choker beads.,necklace .I love your black/white beads .Simple yet beautiful.

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  8. When I hear "Black and White", I picture something Just Like This in my head! What a beauty!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  9. Beautiful necklace-I love the mix of beads you chose.
    Linda

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  10. Great combo of beads for a perfect summer choker.

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  11. Hi Dee,
    I love your necklace it is gorgeous!
    Therese

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  12. I love this! Sometimes I find I like the least complicated designs best because they let the beauty of the beads shine. I'm in it for the beads!

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    1. I agree, I did have a moment where I thought it wasn't complicated enough but I ended up liking its simplicity.

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  13. The lampwork beads are so pretty, and your enameling just makes it prefect. Great job!

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  14. Dee -- Just fantastic! I love your list of ingredients but you forgot to add "combine with amazing talent" because that's what you did.

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    1. Thank sooo much! I love your title Paula, CBO ;-)

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  15. Those are some gorgeous beads in there! And very well co-ordinated in the design. Love everything in there!

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  16. Super!! I love the patterns and various mix of beads in your necklace and the textures is produces - it's just all around fabulous! Great design.

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    1. Thank you very much, appreciate your kind comments.

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  17. It's so beautiful, I love those beads

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  18. I love it, so fun! I'm going to check out that site for some beads!

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  19. Looks great! The combination of beads is perfect!

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  20. I noticed Donna's beads right away ... I have been drooling over those! in every color she makes!!!! this is such a pretty piece .... I absolutely LOVE it

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