The colors are fun and the style is funky. Lorelei told us to "think COLOR .. think CHUNKY .. think FUNKY .. think FUN!"
I wouldn't have put these colors together on my own, but I decided to take the challenge. I even had a few ideas in my head as I ordered the kit.
Of course, all those ideas flew away when I received the beads. I took the red beads and started making Infinity Prisms from a pattern by Gwen Fisher and Florence Turnour of Bead Infinitum.
I added a bit of orange and black to the red beads
I had intended to use one of the black lucite flowers, but while scouring my stash, I found these large copper beads. It was meant to be.
After making all of the red beaded beads, the blue buttons called to me. I used them as the center of a few flowers.
I made two necklaces using these flowers. The first combines the blue cylinders, Marsha Neal silk, steel wire and a connector from Staci Louise Artisan Accents.
I *love* the finished piece.
The second uses a few more Staci Louise components.
I wanted to use the blue links, but after a bit of trial and error, I discovered that I liked a few beaded links better.
After some thought, I decided that I *needed* to tackle those lucite fowers. Those flowers motivated me to join this challenge, so they had to be used. I tried a few different things and finally settled on something simple.
The final product, finished with silk from Marsha Neal:
I'm not so sure about the silver clasp, but I didn't have time to bead something.
Lorelei, thank you so much for the challenge. I had a great time. :)
Please take time to visit Lorelei's blog to see what everyone else did with these awesome beads.