The challenge I am posting for today is seed beads and glass. Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures who hosts really fun challenges sends us kits and we make something from them. My first jewelry set is made with the blue glass beads from my kit. I used the size 6 cobalt blue seed beads to right angle weave a triangular base. Then I embellished it with the white cubes and finished the edge with the transparent light blue daggers. The straps use the transparent light blue ovals in sets of three spaced with more of the size six cobalt seed beads and white cubes. I put gold chin and a toggle clasp on the ends to finish it. I also made earrings.
I have been wanting to try the new quadra tile beads so when Lisa said that they were in the kits I jumped at the chance to play with them. Before this challenge came up I was able to take a class with Diane Fitzgerald working with the quadra tile beads but I did not want to use the technique that she taught for this challenge. I wanted to see what I could come up with and here it is. I put the cream picasso quadra tiles on edge in a circle. The inner row has a pair of the transparent green O beads from my kit between the quadra's and the outer row has a larger transparent green fire polished bead. Then I used size 15 cream colored triangular seed beads to egde the fire polished beads and the compenent looks like a flower. I made three flowers and stitched them together. The straps I made with the trandsparent green two hole beads spaced with two of the 15 triangles between each. It is a fairly simple design but I am proud of it. Lisa labeled the beads transparent green but they look more gray to me. This is a nice neutral color scheme that could be worn with lots of colthes.
My third piece is a bracelet. I started this piece before the necklace above. I had the center row of matte red metallic quadra tiles from my stash stitched to the cream picasso quadra tiles from the kit with the transparent green O beads and cream size 15 triangles on top. I could not decide how I wanted to finish the bracelet so I set it aside and made the flower necklace. When I came back to the bracelet I though about all of the popular wrap bracelets being made right now and this idea developed. I knew that if I stitched the outer row of the quadra tiles together it would be too inflexible to use so I stitched loops of the cream triangles around gray seude leather lace. I used a wood bead and loop for the closure. I am happy with how this came out. I think it is a unique design. The ladies in my bead group like it too. I hope you like what I am showing today. Here is the link to see what others made with their challenge kits https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1600218440219630&type=1