I had wanted to do the Beading Babes challenged for some time but always seemed to miss the date and then it was to close to reveal date to start....this time I made it. I was happily beading away thinking 3 projects isn't to bad and with the extended reveal date I should have no problem meeting my goal of doing all 3 projects. And then I read the project description once more and in my rush the first time completely missed the 4th project...okay now I had my work cut out for me because I had also joined the Holiday Bling Blog Hop and had to have that in the mail no later than Sept 15. But I did it and here are my takes on the four projects. Oh and add to this we went on holidays....something to be said for beading on the road and I got terribly terribly sick, so sick we had to come home early.
Retro Daisies by Janice Chatham
Super fun to make, so much so I had to make the earrings too!
Ripple Effect Cuff by Sherry Serafini
Oh I do love bead embroidery and this pattern is gorgeous. I used a abalone shell as my focal and although larger than what the pattern called for it still worked out nicely....and having another abalone tucked away I just had to make a pendant to go with it. It's the first time I have used silk ribbon but it certainly won't be the last.
Soutastic Soutache Earrings by Amee McNamara
The soutache earrings were my biggest challenge, I thought I could easily master this but not the case, I think I made these earrings three times before I was kind of satisfied. I am even more impressed by Ginger and her submission to the Summer Lovin' challenge..she didn't even use backing! I thought these needed a little extra so I added the dangle.
The Almost Josephine's Collar by Jill Devon
....and last but not least the almost missed project....OK I did take a lot of creative license on this one, the crystals I picked just weren't working in the pattern so I made a few adjustments. I can only hope I did it justice.
Leanne really likes it.