Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winnah! Winnah! Winnah!

Yes - I actually WON SOMETHING! Me! The girl who has never won anything in her entire life up until now!

My dear friend (even tho she spells her name wrong) Kelley Wenzel of Kelley's Beads gave away $50 (that's 5-0 FIFTY) of her beads and I WON!


I got to go on a shopping spree in her Etsy store and here's what I picked out:

Just in time for Valentine's Day designs - this set of soft, pretty pink beads etched for a nice matte finish.

Ivory beads with teal stringer "waves" in them - yummy!

And, my very favorite, some "tide pool" beads in swirly aqua.

She threw in a few extry beads, too, which was cool. Thank you so much, Kelley!!

I did manage to get some beading done over the weekend and here are the results:

Those incredible floral tri-hole components are from Nancy Schindler at Round Rabbit on Etsy. They are glazed in shades of blue and green and I've added blue chalcedony coins, green Czech faceted glass, brass beads, brass chain and wire.

Here's a closeup of one of the ceramic connectors.

And a closeup of the centerpiece.

Clasp is just a simple brass hook and the necklace is adjustable because of the large loops on the chain - it can be hooked anywhere.

And one last look. I'm still considering putting something hanging from that top chain, but I tried a few things there over the weekend and didn't like any of them. I don't want it to be "overdone" which is something I have a tendency to do. I don't want to take away from how pretty the connectors are by themselves.



kelleysbeads said...

You are most welcome! I'm glad you are now in the Winner's Circle :)

Have fun beading with your new goodies!

Ruralrose said...

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person, congratulations. Love the new necklace, the minimalistic aspect of it is it's beauty. Peace

Marie Cramp said...

I think it's complete!! It looks great!! Great beads! I may have to try making something like that for myself, I like the waves :)

Barbara said...

Hi Kelly, I'm new to your blog. I wanted to thank you for your order and to say that your necklace is fabulous. It looks so very Victorian. Beautiful!

Congratulations on winning those beautiful beads. I'm sure you'll be putting them to good use!

SummersStudio said...

Whoo, Hoo! Congrats on winning! Great bead picks! I love Kelley (spelled wrong)'s beads. The tide pools are my fave.

That necklace is fantastic. I think it is perfect just like it is. Love, love how you used the 3 hole connectors. Beautiful design.

Mary K. McGraw said...

How lucky can you get!! Great choices.

I love your necklace and those connectors are to die for.


Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Super jealous of your new beads and that necklace is to die for!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the win! Gorgeous beads. The necklace is perfect! Don't change a thing.
Bead Happy!

Artisan Clay said...

Cool Beads!! You are one lucky duck!

I love that necklace too! I was checking out these beads when Nancy was listing them-- they're so cool!

kiwiken said...

Wow. I *really* have to get some of those triple connectors... they are so pretty!

Round Rabbit said...

I LOVE what you did with the connectors! It's stunning just as it is, no need to add anything. Great job!