Friday, November 16, 2012

Therese's Birthday Surprise Challenge

About a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen Stevens of My Bead Journey.  Soon into our coffee date she said, "Have you noticed that the bead community is incredibly generous?"  Why, yes, yes I have noticed!  And recently I was lucky enough to be the recipient of Therese Frank's generosity.  Therese sent out packages to several of her beady friends.  In my package was a stunning Golem cab and some equally gorgeous coordinating beads!


I was stunned and ecstatic to get my package.  I mean - look at these absolutely gorgeous stoneware clay!  Truly, I am so lucky to be part of this group!

In our packages were instructions the create something (if we so desired), and reveal it on Therese's birthday (today!)  Happy Birthday Therese! 

My cab was just so gorgeous, I had a ton of fun making coordinating beaded beads to go with it!


  I had a toggle that I ended up not using for this piece, and had an extra beaded bead so I made a set of earrings to match!

Now...it's off to the store, to get myself a top to go with this new necklace!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THERESE!!!!

Here  are the names & blogs of the other participants:

Christine Altmiller    http://onekisscreations.blogspot.com

Kristen Stevens       http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com

Lola Surwillo           http://beadlolabead.blogspot.com

Marla Gibson          http://spiceboxdesigns.blogspot.com


Therese Frank        http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com

14 comments:

  1. Amy, this is gorgeous! I love the brown you added~very earthy feel~that makes the other colors pop even more. You always make such beautiful pieces :-)

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  2. Wow Amy, I love what you did with your cab and beads it is gorgeous. I agree with Christine the brown really does make the other colors stand out. Fantastic job, thank you for making my birthday a little brighter!
    Much love,
    Therese

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  3. I love what you did with the cab and beads. The colors are so beautiful! Really, really beautiful!!

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  4. You were gifted with some beautiful colors and I love how you gave such a warm feel to this piece by adding the chocolaty brown matte beads. Perfect!

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  5. Really beautiful! I agree that the brown really brightens the rest of the colors!

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  6. Those are wicked nice beads, I esp. love the peace sign one and what you did with the flower bead.

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  7. Ohhh that is so lovely! I love it! The texture is amazing as well as the warmth in the colors that you used! Beautiful!

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  8. The necklace is gorgeous! Is that peyote or ? on the neck strap? Have fun shopping!

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  9. Oh Amy, your necklace is beautiful! Perfect color palette and I love the picot around the edge of the cabochon!

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  10. Amy, that is gorgeous. I love how your bezel and beaded beads compliment the cab and beads so well. That is just an awesome piece!

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  11. Oh Amy, I love the peyote beads! What a beautiful design. Your colors are wonderful, such a great necklace!

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  12. Amy, the colour choices are just perfect, I agree with all the previous comments. Beautiful!!!

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  13. Beautiful necklace Amy! I love the bezel you created and I am crazy for those beaded beads! Fantastic!

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  14. Beautiful! The Golem beads are so vibrant and fun - your work set them off perfectly!

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