After a long, cold winter, I always look forward to wearing my bright, colorful spring skirts, and this spring, I think I may have made the perfect beaded necklace to go with them, thanks to this month's Beadwork magazine challenge kit
I really wanted to challenge myself with this kit, and use as many of the beads and jewelry-making components in it as possible. I was already working on some beaded flowers for another big project, so I made a couple of smaller beaded flowers as practice for this piece, using the seed beads in the kit. I had fun playing around with the arrangement of the Lucite flower beads and the brass findings, and before I knew it, I had a very Marie Antoinette-style bead embroidered necklace on my beading board!
The kit for this project was supplied by Eclectic, Etc., and included a spool of brass jewelry stringing wire, brass crimps, a simple but beautiful brass hook and eye clasp, assorted brass findings and filigree beads, ceramic beads, Lucite flowers, and some lovely seed beads. And you can win your very own kit!
All you have to do is come up with a name for my necklace, and post it here as a comment before April 30, 2013 at 12:00 midnight CST. After that, we'll choose which name we like the best, and the winner will receive a kit of beads as pictured here! (Please note: due to customs regulations, we can only open this contest to residents of the United States.)
What would you name this necklace? Leave a comment (or two or three!) and you might win this beading kit!
Update: The winner chosen for this naming challenge was Lisa Gay, with the name Grape Juice Smile. Congratulations, Lisa!
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