Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenges!

Well...after the Bead Soup Blog Party and the Beading Babes and others...I swore I wasn't going to do any more challenges for a while....but then I had the opportunity to join the June challenge with ZnetShows!   ZnetShows pairs you up with another beader...then they give you a selection of beads you can pick from and you pick out something for your partner and each partner receives the package of beads the other selected for them.  The rules are, you had to pick something from each category (sea glass, natural stone, pearl, base metal and chinese crystal) and the theme is "beach". The deadline is July 6 which will probably be the day I reveal!

My partner is Becky of Becky Pancake Bead Designs.  Here is what she sent me!

I love all of those beads - how cute are those baby conch beads!?  And the sweet base metal charms!  I love all my beads and I am really looking forward to getting this challenge piece (or pieces) underway.

I finally had an opportunity to COMPLETE something with the super duo twins I received from Best Beads! (Also need to give a shout out here to Prima Bead where I got the coral pearls!)  During my early morning tutorial shopping spree last week, I also picked up this pattern for Tutorial Sunflower Earrings.  I modified it a bit and am happy with the results.  This pattern worked up incredibly quickly!

I'm still working on my bracelet using the twin beads, but that should be done in a day or two ...and then I can move on to some of the other tutorials in my pile and the fun challenge! :)

7 comments:

  1. I MUST have those frosted shell beads!!!! GORGEOUS!

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  2. Oooooh, so many yummy blues! That's going to be fun.
    Your earrings are super as well. Seed beading is a skill I just don't possess, but I do appreciate. :)

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  3. Amy, these earrings are fantastic! I really like the style and the colors.
    Cannot wait to see what you make with that great stash.

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  4. I love the earrings! Those beads from the challenge are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you make with them.

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  5. What a fun challenge--and delightful beads to work with! Do you have to send the finished project back or do you keep it? Can't wait to see what you make!
    tm

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  6. What a beautiful soup!!! Can't wait to see your creations!!
    And the earrings are just too cute!!!

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