Friday, March 29, 2013

Lorelei's Michaels Challenge = Bubble Statement Necklace






A few weeks ago, I joined Lorelei's challenge which was to use these resin bauble slider components from Michael's. They are a wavy shape - with 4 "baubles" on them - with holes on the top and bottom. They come in either a blue/green color, or a pink/purple combo. I bought both colors, not knowing what I was going to design, so I still have the pink/purple to play with.

I came up with a statement necklace, as they seem to be very inspiring to me lately (and are still a fashion staple). I of course love swooning over the pretties at Anthropologie, J. Crew, and the like. I tend to be a "matchy" person, so when I see something with a random color combo I am always amazed. Many of the statement necklaces do tend to be an unusual mix of colors that I would not think of combining. I started pulling whatever beads made sense to me - larger fuchsia pearls to string along the top, and then smaller jade-like rounds for the bottom accented with crystal drops. I love how it turned out!

Thanks Lorelei for coming up with this challenge with these interesting components! You can see the rest of the participants here. And, if you love this necklace as much as I do, I will be listing it for sale on Etsy!

15 comments:

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

very cool! I did something similar, love the large statement necklace lately! I like the colors you chose - it works well!

Karen Firnberg said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cool! I could definitely see this with a Spring frock.

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! So colorful.

Designed by Vera said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow..that purple really pops with the other colors. great job!

Shirley Moore said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That pink is such a great complement to the aqua! Awesome statement piece!

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm the same way and have a hard time incorporating different and contrasting colors. You nailed it, though. The green and fuschia work so well with the sliders. Amazing job!

Shel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So Pretty!! Definitely spring for sure!!

bstreet studios said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome statement necklace! I can learn a few lessons from you!!

HundredColors said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The best!

Pamela770 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So Pretty!

elisabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great colors!

A Polymer Penchant said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't think I would have chose those colours, but the more I look the more I love them together. The drops are perfection

Micha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your color combinations are great and I love how you just started pulling out beads to see what happens. Sometimes the best pieces aren't the ones that are overly planned. Beautiful!

Pearl and Pebble said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ok now this is waaaayyyy to cool! I love it!!!! I have to peek again-it's just fabulous:)

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This just looks like spring has arrived! I love the bright colors. Would go with so much in your closet, I would guess. And it looks like it would be right at home in the Anthropologie store as well! Enjoy the day. Erin