Beadwork Challenge, February 2014 - Win a Kit of Metal Components from Kabela Design

Jan 2, 2014

It's not very often that this beadweaver uses a metal component in my beading projects and beaded jewelry designs, but I was thrilled to see all the amazing designs in the February/March 2014 Beadwork challenge! The fabulous kit of metal jewelry-making components from Kabela Design was intricate, elegant, and a great opportunity for one Beadwork editor and three lucky readers to stretch their creative muscles a bit! Take a look at what project editor Kate Wilson did with her kit:

"I've been envisioning a large, bohemian-inspired, bead-embroidered pendant for some time now, and these metal pieces gave me the opportunity to explore that with more than just beads. I painted the kit pieces with Vintaj Patina Ink in aged bronze before stitching the window link, a brown labradorite faceted oval, and Czech two-hole flat squares, bricks, and daggers to my Ultrasuedecovered foundation. I used the smallest links to create two bails strung with a simple but heavy leather cord."

Feeling inspired? You could win this kit of metal components from Kabela Design for your very own! Just leave a comment on this post with a name for Kate's beaded necklace design before March 2, 2014 at 12 midnight CST. The editors of Beadwork magazine will choose the name they like best, and the winner will receive their very own kit, just like the one pictured here! (Due to customs regulations, this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!

Bead Happy,

Jennifer


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heidskeep wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 1:16 PM

Love this necklace!

I would call it :Beautiful Bohemian Buffalo

heidskeep

herbfarmer wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:29 PM

Harry Hedgehog is my name for this unique necklace.

on Jan 18, 2014 2:43 PM

Hi, i would call this "sticks and stones'

Gabi bailey

Baileygabi@aol.com

UnDawnted wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:45 PM

How very beautiful!  I would name this Shaman's Call

m.keller wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:48 PM

It has a natural native feel to me. Soaring Skies.

ariella42 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:49 PM

gorgeous! I'd call it Bohemian Spirit

ktana3 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:54 PM

My first  thought was Mayan...so Mayan Treasure

kat@65 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:54 PM

I'm not very creative- I love Harry Hedgehog personally.

is that a animal or just a round stone that looks like one?

Linda Sage wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:55 PM

"Nefertiti's Delight"

I'm sure she would have loved it!

Linda

ki4oyh wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 2:56 PM

A very interesting piece. If I had made it, I would have called it "Desert Fetish", in honor of the Navajo, Hopi, etc.

ctutt wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:12 PM

'Sky Wings Medicine Amulet'

This piece brings to mind Native American beadwork, with its power and simplicity and colors of the Southwest.

LeahSteel wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:18 PM

Sunset Flight. Just lovely!

LeahSteel wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:18 PM

Sunset Flight. Just lovely!

CookieCrumbs wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:21 PM

I love the look of this necklace.  My first thought was Aztec so I would call it Aztecan Relic.

Cookie Crumbs

Firedogindy wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:25 PM

Koala spirit or

Koala soul

mouseycarey wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:31 PM

Taino Pride, The indigenous tribes from the Puerto Rican Island that first greeted Columbus as he was traveling through the islands. :) My grandmother is Taino and grandfather Cherokee, we have a lot of pride.

on Jan 18, 2014 3:32 PM

I imagine how I will feel wearing this necklace.  I would call it "Windwalker".

EarthChild67 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 3:48 PM

It's gorgeous!  Has a very Native American feel to it.  Aztec Eagle.

claire@68 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:16 PM

hi very nice I would call it wing of a eagle

claire@68 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:16 PM

hi very nice I would call it wing of a eagle

claire@68 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:16 PM

hi very nice I would call it wing of a eagle

frog71 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:22 PM

A little bit of metal goes a long way (:

grammie@4 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:24 PM

I would name it bronze wings on high

This is a beautiful piece.

grammieet

mahaka wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:33 PM

New World African Queen.  Love it, not sure if Nefertiti or Cleopatra would wear it as well as me, but I feel the inspiration.

PMVision1 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:33 PM

This looks like an Avian Encounter to me. Up close and personal---beautiful!

BJewellryBox wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:52 PM

I would call it "Free Spirit." It's beautiful!

Mags279 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 4:54 PM

I would love to win just one of these contests that you put up on the site - but I can't because I am in Canada!! Its just not fair!! :-(

shenalilas wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 6:40 PM

This is such an evocative piece. I would call it Transition.

dawilde wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:08 PM

Eagle's Beak

dawilde wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:13 PM

Home on the Range

green@5 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:50 PM

After reading everyone else's comments I got the sense that for most it has an ethnic or multicultural feel/look to it.  I'd have to agree with this.  This led me to look up the word bohemian.  Meaning # 1:  anyone from the Kingdom of Bohemia, now known as the Czech Republic.  Meaning #2 (and most commonly used):  Derived from the french word referring to "gypsies" or a socially unconventional person especially involved in the arts.  I could play on words like:  Bohemian Chic or Gypsy Chic.  But, there's a story to this piece.  The "person" who owns it has been around the world.  Picked up some beads here, a component there, eventually putting them together.  So call it:  World Traveler or better, yet The Traveler's Piece.

green@5 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:50 PM

After reading everyone else's comments I got the sense that for most it has an ethnic or multicultural feel/look to it.  I'd have to agree with this.  This led me to look up the word bohemian.  Meaning # 1:  anyone from the Kingdom of Bohemia, now known as the Czech Republic.  Meaning #2 (and most commonly used):  Derived from the french word referring to "gypsies" or a socially unconventional person especially involved in the arts.  I could play on words like:  Bohemian Chic or Gypsy Chic.  But, there's a story to this piece.  The "person" who owns it has been around the world.  Picked up some beads here, a component there, eventually putting them together.  So call it:  World Traveler or better, yet The Traveler's Piece.

on Jan 18, 2014 7:52 PM

"Ocean Treasure"

We have been seeing lots of agates on the beaches in Oregon, those tiles look like the ocean.  Very nice!

Lin Bar wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:54 PM

A beautiful combination of component parts and beads make up this stunning  pendant.  Cleverly done!

SaraS@34 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 7:59 PM

green koala queen!

puffinliz wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 8:04 PM

This is lovely! I especially love the colors. "Mystical Flight" is my suggestion.

on Jan 18, 2014 8:27 PM

Beautiful - very inspiring!  Bohemian Rhapsody......

on Jan 18, 2014 8:35 PM

feathered window

blugnu wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 8:48 PM

Mayan King

Binjured wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 8:50 PM

It's so acient Middle or South American looking! Could be Southwestern, too! I really do love the look! I think I would call it 1) Aztec Alure or 2) Mystic Mayan Royalty

gypsysue wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 8:56 PM

I like Kabela's Desert Oasis

gypsysue

dasminis wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 9:02 PM

Kabela Koala

CindyL@50 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 9:20 PM

Really different. I say it should be called Koala Bear.

lulubear1961 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 9:56 PM

This is a beautiful necklace

Phoenix

the design reminds me of feathers of strength, regenerated or reborn

Judy Sanders wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 10:32 PM

When I saw this, I thought "Arizona Cacti." Love it!

Penny64 wrote
on Jan 18, 2014 11:20 PM

I would name this Aztalan Princess because it reminds me of a precious piece that might be found in the burial mound of the Mississippian princess's tomb in Aztalan, WI.  

Sharon1220 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 12:13 AM

My first thought when I saw this necklace was that it looked like a koala.  With the big oval brown nose, and the fuzzy ears sticking out, a koala was the first thing that came to mind.   I would call it Koala with  Sunglasses.

AHHH wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 12:43 AM

Bohemian Flirt is my suggestion.

on Jan 19, 2014 12:59 AM

Beautiful necklace. I would call it Aztec stone.

       Stephanie S.

JanE@239 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 1:17 AM

The necklace reminds me of an  Azetc Idol.

JanE@239 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 1:21 AM

This necklace reminds me of an Aztec Idol.

Cheryl@183 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 1:32 AM

i see a koala bear, so Kabela Koala.

tammyelkin wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:48 AM

I will be very happy to get this kit.

It will make my day

tammyelkin wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:48 AM

I will be very happy to get this kit.

It will make my day

tammyelkin wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:48 AM

I will be very happy to get this kit.

It will make my day

kelli@34 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:56 AM

I see many animals in this piece. I would call this

Sprit Talisman

Nancy Schlis wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 8:39 AM

What a unique piece. I would call it Mayan Sunrise.

Nancy

Dezawada wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 9:29 AM

Pretty and beautiful

Mayan Sky

CarolB@171 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 10:04 AM

Beautiful necklace.  I would name it Sonoran Spirit.

on Jan 19, 2014 10:56 AM

This is a lovely design. I feel inspired to use items from my stash to copy this idea, with my own twist

.

I would call it  "Under Blue Sky"  or  "Under Blue Skies".

on Jan 19, 2014 11:21 AM

Beautiful necklace. I would call it Aztec print

gsjane wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 12:25 PM

Koala Kool

vjdunham wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 12:58 PM

"Ohitika Warrior" Ohitika means brave or courageous

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:38 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:38 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Indian Summer

Franre wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 2:40 PM

Indian Summer

Morenob21 wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:10 PM

I would call it earth goddess

Radiofiesta wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:26 PM

Tribal Tiles

Radiofiesta wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:27 PM

Plains in Patina

Radiofiesta wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:32 PM

On The Reservation

hobsprincess wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 6:59 PM

Phoenix Rising

hobsprincess wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 7:01 PM

I would name it "PHOENIX RISING"

michellesm wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 7:18 PM

Pueblo Sands

Native American Sand and Sky Window

Arizona Necklace

Southwestern Shimmer

sharlyngp wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 8:11 PM

My suggestion is "Gypsy Spirits".  It's a great piece!

anaplum wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 9:07 PM

Beautiful!  I would call this Winged Explorer.

LindaY wrote
on Jan 19, 2014 10:43 PM

Dream Flight

mikkibet2000 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 7:06 AM

Bohemian Rhapsody, to coin a phrase!

mikkibet2000 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 7:07 AM

How about Lyrical Bleu?  

mikkibet2000 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 7:08 AM

Ophelia's Peace

mikkibet2000 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 7:15 AM

Gypsy Honor

nebowen wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 8:39 AM

The dagger beads really make this piece take flight! I'd call it "Aztec Soul."

on Jan 20, 2014 9:16 AM

I think it looks like a Regal Koala King!

on Jan 20, 2014 9:18 AM

I entered my name, but don't see it.  I am not sure it got in.  I think this looks like a Regal Koala King

on Jan 20, 2014 10:48 AM

The turtle bird

RitaR@11 wrote
on Jan 20, 2014 4:02 PM

It's a beautiful piece! I would call it ~ Retro-Active ~

mrives wrote
on Jan 21, 2014 3:30 PM

Dreamcatcher in honor of our Native Americans

TDSollog wrote
on Jan 21, 2014 8:45 PM

La Vie Boheme

Josie Siegel wrote
on Jan 24, 2014 11:10 AM

Spiritual and lovely.  I would call it Blue Spirit.

Radiofiesta wrote
on Jan 25, 2014 12:56 PM

Turquoise Swing

Irishgirl97 wrote
on Jan 25, 2014 4:08 PM

The variety of components brought up multiple images for me, but with an overall native Indian theme. The tiles represented fish scales. The daggers had a feather look. The focal stone showed strength. The piece as a whole made me think of the lionfish as it is the only creature with similar characteristics. Therefore I would name the piece, the Lionfish Amulet.

MaryB@234 wrote
on Jan 26, 2014 10:42 AM

I would name it "Alaskan Amulet".

Great necklace!

howatee wrote
on Jan 27, 2014 9:34 AM

Ok I know I can't enter because I'm in the uk but I would call this

"The Koala's Dream"

Love it!

Gdmar wrote
on Jan 31, 2014 1:56 PM

This necklace has a very native appeal to me so " Warriors Headdress, Ceremonial Headdress, Mayan Feathers, Warbonnet."

on Jan 31, 2014 3:01 PM

"Plumed Serpent" is my choice of name for this beautiful necklace.  

It immediately reminded me of photos I've seen depicting Quetzalcoat, the serpent god of the pre-columbian tiibes of Mexico.

on Jan 31, 2014 3:24 PM

"Plumed Serpent" is my choice of name for this beautiful necklace.  It immediately reminded me of photos I've seen depicting Quetzalcoat, the serpent god of the pre-columbian tiibes of Mexico.

I congratulate Kate Wilson on her unique design!

on Jan 31, 2014 8:37 PM

"The Feathered Serpent" is the name I am submitting.

Mesoamerican tribes such as the Inca, Mayan & Aztec had a prominent supernatural entity or deity as part of their religion that was a feathered serpent. That's what I thought of when I first saw this necklace.

on Feb 8, 2014 3:19 PM

This is a beautiful necklace.  I would call it turtle feathers.  It looks like a turtle sprouting feathers to fly.

on Feb 8, 2014 3:19 PM

This is a beautiful necklace.  I would call it turtle feathers.  It looks like a turtle sprouting feathers to fly.

Sruese wrote
on Feb 8, 2014 6:54 PM

Wonderful Necklace

Name could be Bohemian Medicine Bag

sharron

scrfish@q.com

on Feb 9, 2014 9:52 AM

Each day the turtle lifted his head spying on the eagles, the hawks and the doves that flew and glided so swiftly in the sky.  Each night the turtle would dream of flying....

I name the necklace turtle feathers.

on Feb 9, 2014 9:52 AM

Each day the turtle lifted his head spying on the eagles, the hawks and the doves that flew and glided so swiftly in the sky.  Each night the turtle would dream of flying....

I name the necklace turtle feathers.

on Feb 9, 2014 4:25 PM

Every day the turtle treads through the rocks which he resembles seeing the swiftness of the birds streaking through the sky.  Every night the turtle dreams of the eagles, doves, sparrows and hawks. As the turtle traverses his earthbound plains, he finds vestiges of the sky.  As feathers waifer downward the turtle gathers them to his shell.  He too can roam the sky.

I name the necklace turtle feathers

on Feb 9, 2014 4:25 PM

Every day the turtle treads through the rocks which he resembles seeing the swiftness of the birds streaking through the sky.  Every night the turtle dreams of the eagles, doves, sparrows and hawks. As the turtle traverses his earthbound plains, he finds vestiges of the sky.  As feathers waifer downward the turtle gathers them to his shell.  He too can roam the sky.

I name the necklace turtle feathers

dena70 wrote
on Feb 10, 2014 10:48 PM

Blue koala

Kim@350 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:21 AM

To me, It kind of looks like a medal of honor that is pinned to a soldier's uniform.  As it looks Native American, I would call it "Warrior's Honor",

davenkim@tds.net

momcat560 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:29 AM

The Chief's Daughter

Love this piece!

ktoth267 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:33 AM

This is a fascinating necklace.  I would name this Southwest Prickly Pride.

lmfrdc wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:43 AM

Hopi hope!

canuckeh wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:44 AM

Beautiful necklace - Glacier awakening

Lydianna wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:44 AM

Aztec Koala-  just came back from Mexico and this looks very Aztecan to me.

wendygoerl wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:46 AM

Navaho Welcome

on Feb 15, 2014 11:49 AM

I'd call it Mystic Blue Sunrise!

Khappuch wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:55 AM

Very nice, I would call it Spirit flight.

Karen

DoctorJWoody wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:58 AM

This is reminiscent of the shapes and colorways of the Aztec.  I would call it "Quetzlcoatl".  Quetzlcoatl was the god of life, the wind, and the morning star.

DoctorJWoody wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:00 PM

The shape and colorways of this design remind me of the Aztec.  I would call this "Quetzlcoatl", after the god of life, the wind, and the morningstar.

Lee AnnL2 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:01 PM

Beautiful and unique. I would call this lovely necklace "Flight" as when I saw it I was reminded of watching eagles fly.

DanaH@19 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:12 PM

Dawn at Giza

Has a scarab/Egyptian feel for me.

Really creative use of the stamped components!

Cyndi201 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:15 PM

I love this! I woulds call it: Spirit Soaring!

smamabird wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:22 PM

Love this..Tribal Instincts

dolce@3 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:30 PM

Inspirational color choices!

Fly Across the Ocean

willow58433 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:44 PM

Freedom Wings

Would love to have it.

mmyersla wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:47 PM

I would call it Aztec Amulet, with its turquoise colored brick beads and feathery fans.

Elphin84 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:48 PM

I've just started soldering and metalsmithing to go with my beading. these would be great.

CarolBurks wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:50 PM

The Return of the Flying Hedgehog

Elphin84 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 12:51 PM

Forgot to add my name for the necklace "Flight of the Phoenix"

demesk wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:02 PM

I would name it "Arizona Sky".  It is a beautiful necklace.

debideaux1 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:04 PM

Beautiful piece! Name that comes to me is Soaring Eagle.

demesk wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:05 PM

I would name it "Arizona Sky"

ktana3 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:11 PM

Retro Wings

handley wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:19 PM

I LOVE THE NECKLACE. ITS BEAUTIFUL, SUCH A COMBINATION OF MATERIALS. I WISH I COULD COME UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT

handley wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:22 PM

WING SPAN, FEATHERED FRIENDS. IT REMINDS ME OF INDIAN JEWELRY.

THE DAGGERS REMIND ME OF FEATHERS.

joanfinnell wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:31 PM

I would call it Native Sprits

Lakestral wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:33 PM

Vision Serpent Amulet.

This reminds me of Aztec or Mayan jewelry. It makes me thinks of a Quetzalcoatl egg dreaming of the winged serpent god that he will become.

beadedsaddle wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:35 PM

Dragon Flight

mandlpope wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 1:44 PM

Great piece!  "Nature's Head-dress"  

crafty-grams wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 2:00 PM

"Together We Stand"  with putting together the various items that were used to make up such a beautiful piece,  it stands out!

Chris Hicks wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Very nice piece, I would name it something like The Bronze Age. It reminds of of that time period.

jeditrish wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 2:23 PM

I would call it Egyptian Tiles

LynneAL wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 2:44 PM

beautiful piece!

I would call it Sedona Hues

LynneAL wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 2:44 PM

beautiful piece!

I would call it Sedona Hues

on Feb 15, 2014 2:55 PM

I would call this beautiful piece "Tribal Dance"

TMReynolds wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 3:16 PM

Native Sentiments

SusannaW@2 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 3:23 PM

Turkmenistan Lagoon or Fluttering Oasis

The aqua beads look like an oasis in the midst of desert.

Reminds me of this picture of a lagoon in Turkmenistan:

en.wikipedia.org/.../Garabogazk%C3%B6l

freedomrings wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 3:35 PM

What a beauty!! reminds me of the early sixties.  I would name it:

Koala Cool

jlchevy wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 3:55 PM

unique

I would call it aboriginal koala

annaedwards wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 4:07 PM

This reminds me of Australia, so I would name it Aboriginal Walk About.

on Feb 15, 2014 4:51 PM

Obviously royalty and beautiful, so her name would be Enchanting Princesse Koala :-)

pjmanley41 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 4:55 PM

I think I would call it:  Nature's Baby!

srosSuzanne wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 5:18 PM

Winter Blues Breakout!

Suzanne

on Feb 15, 2014 5:31 PM

How about Stone Feather Spirit

maeri554 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 5:50 PM

This piece reminds me of Aztec and Mayan art pieces. I would call it "Feathered Serpent".

JudithM@15 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 6:13 PM

I think it looks somewhat like an:  Aqua Porcupine

Love the details

on Feb 15, 2014 6:21 PM

The Flying Peacock,

on Feb 15, 2014 6:21 PM

The Flying Peacock,

Morenob21 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 6:35 PM

Aztec Skies seems fitting for this necklace

JoeyCF wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 6:37 PM

I would call it Warrior Women

Sophy wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 6:40 PM

I would name it Koala Pine, because it reminds me of both a koala bear and a porcupine.

beadsophisticate(at)gmail(dot)com

Juliann wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 6:41 PM

Blue Phoenix Rising

shenalilas wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:24 PM

Koala King-it looks like one of those adorable bears from down under!

SusanH@159 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:44 PM

I love this necklace my name for it is Feathered Bronze Haze

SusanH@159 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:44 PM

I love this necklace my name for it is Feathered Bronze Haze

SusanH@159 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:44 PM

I love this necklace my name for it is Feathered Bronze Haze

SusanH@159 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:46 PM

I love this - Feathered bronze haze

SusanH@159 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 7:48 PM

I love this Feathered bronze haze

on Feb 15, 2014 7:55 PM

How Pretty, Boho River , looks so fluid..

on Feb 15, 2014 7:55 PM

How Pretty, Boho River , looks so fluid..

on Feb 15, 2014 8:20 PM

I think "eye of the eagle" is appropriate. the brown bead just jumps out as if its looking at me. and the daggers make it look as if its in flight. either way its beautiful. edna campione

Slk2130 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 9:28 PM

Very nice!!!!  I would call this "Aztec Pride".

on Feb 15, 2014 9:31 PM

When reading her comment on making this piece the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture of the piece is "Artifact Joy".

Lenette2 wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 9:35 PM

Bird in flight and it is beautiful, I would be proud to wear it

Mary AnneF wrote
on Feb 15, 2014 11:40 PM

Fringe Benefits

AHHH wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 12:41 AM

The more I look at this necklace, the more I like it.  Seems like "Peacock Whimsy" fits it.  Thanks for sharing!

KAYLEENL wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 1:01 AM

Beautiful ! Turquoise Rhapsody....

ieo wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 6:13 AM

"Stands With Fist"

Looks like something she might wear.

on Feb 16, 2014 8:27 AM

I would call this piece Shoshone brave it brings to mind one riding bareback on a paint horse across the plains.

4Beauty wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 2:40 PM

Very interesting and different.  Mayan mystery is what I would call it after our recent vacation to Mexico and Chichen Itza.

4Beauty wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 2:41 PM

Very interesting and different.  Mayan mystery is what I would call it after our recent vacation to Mexico and Chichen Itza.

Babycog wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 2:41 PM

How about: Isabella's Prize

jsabel wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 9:57 PM

this reminds me of a koala, so I'd call it blue-eyed koala

kattfive wrote
on Feb 16, 2014 11:32 PM

Boho Chic

zookeepeer wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 4:05 AM

Turquoise Dawn Rising

Beautiful delicacy and color theme.

Debbie S,

zoowatcher10@yahoo.com

tabatha@2 wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 6:33 AM

"Flight of the sea" is the name I'd give this beautiful piece. It makes me imagine a gorgeous Hawaiian beach, flying. Almost like a dream.

on Feb 17, 2014 9:20 AM

"Angel Drop" - I'm not the only one who thought of wings it looks like!

on Feb 17, 2014 12:24 PM

Love it.  I thought of Aztec gods etc... so I think I would call this Inca Spirit

Shanon G. wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 5:05 PM

My name for this piece would be Aztec Sky.

on Feb 18, 2014 1:09 AM

Love this necklace!  If it were mine, I would call it "The Feathered Muse."

on Feb 18, 2014 2:01 AM

I would call it "Buffalo Chief"

on Feb 18, 2014 2:01 AM

I would call it "Buffalo Chief"

on Feb 18, 2014 10:47 AM

Sacajawea's Sky Treasure.

rhia474 wrote
on Feb 18, 2014 4:38 PM

Sky Bird.

TraceyS@12 wrote
on Feb 18, 2014 5:41 PM

This is truly interesting.  It reminds me of  "The Shaman's Dream".  It was a picture, in a dream cloud above a dancing Shaman, of a buffalo running on the plains.  It was a beautiful picture with the same colors you used in the beads.

heather27410 wrote
on Feb 19, 2014 6:22 AM

African Jungle Beauty

Jodi11 wrote
on Feb 19, 2014 1:00 PM

I suggest calling the piece "Ode to Quetzalcoatl" (the feathered serpent god attributed to be the forth creator of humans) or for an easier name to pronounce, how about "Aztec Summer".

The piece reminds me of Mesoamerican art; especially the ancient fabrics and some of the jade and feather jewelry pieces.  There appears to be both Mayan and Aztec influences in this piece;  however, I feel that it is more Aztec than Mayan.  I, therefore, suggest an Aztec name.

DHouck wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 5:32 AM

Looks like "Winged Eagle" to me.

DeniseM@23 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 5:35 AM

I would call it Cherokee Charm.

anneuro wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 5:41 AM

Wings of a turquoise dream.

sewamy12 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 6:30 AM

Love the look- has a Native American feel! I'd call it Tattanka, a "word" for buffalo and spiritual leader.

on Feb 22, 2014 6:35 AM

I absolutely love getting Beading daily's newsletters every day. The way it gives me ideas, is absolutely amazing. I have been sick lately so can only do a few things a day without spending all my energy or time. About winning this metal kit, it would be absolutely wonderful to win, because I have ran out of metal endings, and even some charms. I like the idea of how she used the jump rings to hold here pendant onto the cording, never thought or seen that sone before. And the way those end beads are, they look like feathers instead of beads. Well, there is my comment. Look forward to your next email. Thanks!!! for everything!

on Feb 22, 2014 6:37 AM

I would call it Maiden's Quest.

Thanks!

murabella wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 6:50 AM

tribal flare is what i would call it

tc7016 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 6:58 AM

'the kings daughter"  its so beautiful it reminds me of a tribal princess

on Feb 22, 2014 7:29 AM

Szép ez a nyaklánc!  Én Kondornak keresztelném, mert úgy néz ki, mint az inkák szent madara.

kiralygabi1959@freemail.hu

on Feb 22, 2014 7:29 AM

Szép ez a nyaklánc!  Én Kondornak keresztelném, mert úgy néz ki, mint az inkák szent madara.

kiralygabi1959@freemail.hu

on Feb 22, 2014 8:03 AM

Shimmer Flight!

Because the center shimmers like water while the outside is made of flight feathers.

RPickering wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 8:04 AM

Flight of the Phoenix

Inspiration Takes Flight

Winged Inspiration

Inspiration Unleashed

eabradfo wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 8:25 AM

Reminds me of the many African masks, but with a Native American feel. I'd called it "masked spirit"

Erin Bradford

Jewelry@freeaainnc.com

SherryR@10 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 8:57 AM

Gorgeous!  I would name it:  Earth Wings

glitterkey wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 9:22 AM

Sleeping Bat

Sylvastone32 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 9:36 AM

Earth Rising

on Feb 22, 2014 9:56 AM

i would call it "aztec gold"

Sgolbert wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 10:40 AM

Aztec Princess

S.Golbert

JeanetteS@21 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 10:49 AM

I'd call this piece: Spirited Wind!

Thank you,

Jeanette Shaw

LauraH@79 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 10:59 AM

It looks kinda Aztec to me so Bohemian Aztec.

Seawitch2007 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 11:10 AM

Very Beautiful. I would call it Mayan Winged Fetish Pendant.

Debra Makol wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 12:25 PM

Since Labradorite is the "Mystic Stone" that deepens meditation and serenity and is combined with the amazing beadwork..

this necklace would be named :

Mystic Serenity Spirit

tanyawriter wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 12:33 PM

Beautiful! I would call it Sphinx. :)

NanW15 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 1:31 PM

I think Shaman's Eye.

Glenda@53 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 2:50 PM

I love the colors and design!  My name is "Promise Me" since it seems to radiate calm and hope.

glenmore

Glenda@53 wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 2:50 PM

I love the colors and design!  My name is "Promise Me" since it seems to radiate calm and hope.

glenmore

CryssT wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 3:41 PM

Since this has brown labradorite and the colors are calming, I would call it:

...... Viking Healer's Badge .....

CryssT wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 3:43 PM

Since this has brown labradorite and calming colors, I would call it:

..... Viking Healer's Badge .....

~cryssT

Thebragal wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 8:30 PM

Aztec passion.

on Feb 22, 2014 8:31 PM

Koala wings

Ziairi wrote
on Feb 22, 2014 10:57 PM

I would call this necklace "Ancient Relic".

To me, it has this old lost treasure look to it.

I think that this is a beautiful piece, and I love the metal components of it. You don't really see enough metal in beadweaving.

Nancy Schlis wrote
on Feb 23, 2014 8:00 AM

I think it looks like "Mayan Magic".

ccmanna wrote
on Feb 23, 2014 11:54 PM

Navajo Princess

redblurb wrote
on Feb 24, 2014 2:47 AM

Mesa monument

on Feb 24, 2014 8:44 PM

Hmmmmm...... how about Feathered Fancy

on Feb 25, 2014 3:02 AM

When I was 11 we took a trip out west with our family. It was the first time this Mid-Western girl had ever been west of the Mississippi river. I vividly remember my uncle taking us to a cabin on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma. The water was so clear and blue, we could see past our feet! Oklahoma history was also rich with the history of Native Americans. This necklace totally brought back all of those memories for me! I felt the deep, clear blue of Lake Tenkiller, and the tribal influences of the Native American in the fringe-like daggers. My name for this necklace is "Spirit of Lake Tenkiller".

on Feb 27, 2014 11:04 AM

How about  crowned Panda

Claire@55 wrote
on Feb 28, 2014 8:53 AM

Pekishinoah Plumes.

AutumnDawns wrote
on Feb 28, 2014 8:46 PM

I think it's lovely.  I would call it Kabela Magic.

jteissere wrote
on Mar 16, 2014 8:35 PM

Looks like a porcupine to me

on Jun 2, 2014 5:10 PM

When I look at this it reminds me of an eagle.  How about Eagleance.