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!