Fusion Bead Weekly Challenge for Jan 7 - 13 (Yes, I am a few weeks behind.)
Use Mixed Metal
This is my first challenge entry. I have been creativity barren since late September. I decided to try this challenge to get me back into the creativity realm, use up some of my supplies and get something of real interest on this blog! Here goes!
I have a lot of supplies. I knew I did not have to go out and buy anything special for this challenge. I just needed to take items I already had and make something out their randomness.
I had a copper necklace that I had made for another project that did not sell. I had these cool Tim Holtz metal scrapbook quotes that just seemed to stump me. And two different tones of filigree.
I do not like extra holes on my pendants. The Tim Holtz quotes had these grommet things on both sides. I used one of the sides to attach it to the filigree. The other side, I snapped off and sanded down for a more finished appearance.
At first, I attached these two pieces to the chain and thought I was done; however, I did not feel that I really showed a mixed metal project. So, back down to my studio, where I found a matching filigree piece to the one I used, but with a different metal finish.
I thought about this challenge for a weekend on and off. The time it actually took me to make the necklace was about 15 minutes. It takes me longer to photograph the piece!
I hope you enjoyed my first challenge piece. I think this would make a great graduation gift! Available at KABbeading.etsy.com for $15.