This month's Beadwork magazine challenge was done by Melinda Barta, and features a kit of metal bezels and chain. This is what Melinda had to say about her design:
kit was a real treat because it got me back into designing with resin, a
technique that was once used in many of my jewelry designs but had fallen by
the wayside. For a more varied chain, I disassembled the links and interspersed
sections of oval chain with round chain. The beaded charms were made with
peyote-stitched bead caps that cover light pink stone rounds; the pattern for
the caps appears in my new book, Mastering Peyote
2012). Although I didn't find a way to use them in this design, I had fun
peyote-stitching flat bands for the metal tube beads."
So now it's your turn to name that beadwork! Take a look at Melinda's beaded necklace creation, and come up with your best name. Post it here as a comment (yes, you can leave more than one comment!) until Friday, August 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. MST. At that time, we'll compile a list of all the names and choose the one we like best. The winner will receive their very own kit of metal bezels and chain as pictured here! (Please note: this contest is open only to residents of the U.S. We are unable to ship the prize internationally at this time.)
Naming your beadwork can be the hardest part of creating a piece of beaded jewelry. So help us out, and come up with a name for Melinda's beautiful beaded necklace! Good luck!
Update: The winner chosen for this challenge was Maybeline Perey, with the name Morning Blush. Congratulations, Maybeline!
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