Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heather and Lorelei's Michaels Challenge

saw this Michaels challenge on the Humblebeads blog and knew I wanted to participate.  Check out these beads - 

Super cute, right?  They didn't have the faceted stone beads and I added some green glass rondells, resin flowers and rhinestone spacer beads.  But those frosted beads looked like snowballs to me and I have this secret yearning for a snowy, wintry Christmas.  But, seeing as I live in Orlando, these little snowball beads are the closest I'm going to get.  Here's what I made-

Part of the challenge was to incorporate beads from a small business, a bead store or bead artist.  I picked out this fun cream colored flower pendant that I actually won this year from a blog giveaway with Lorelei Eurto.  It's from Classic Bead.

I also added a little Humblebeads spacer and strung it with some waxed linen.  This next one is my favorite.

I just can't even with that little fox bead.  He's wearing a scarf and is too stinking cute.  My little fox and the rest of the polymer clay beads come from Humblebeads too.

I made two pairs of earrings with the leftovers.  

That's all, please visit everyone else to see what they made.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my gosh, I love both pieces! That bracelet is perfect! What a great way to show of that wintry fox set. And the Classic Bead, you can't go wrong! Great use of leftovers too!!!

  2. Aren't Heather's beads the best? I love her fox. I don't actually have the one. The horror! I like to think I own one of every one she makes, but I missed this one. And if you really want snow, come on up! We will be getting some for a white Christmas for sure. Love the necklace. It is wintry without being too stark. Very lovely, as ever! Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. Really awesome- I like that you added in that creamy ivory color- definitely love both of your pieces, especially that Classic Bead pendant!

  4. Love the vintage feel to your pieces they look awesome, im envisioning them with a cashmere sweater and jeans!

  5. Gorgeous designs! I just love that necklace. It would go great with a longer tunic sweater and boots.

  6. I would wear the necklace and those little rose earrings together. They are so pretty and go perfectly with those beads from Michaels's.

  7. Wonderful work! Will you have more on Etsy soon?