Sunday, 3 August 2014

Surprise Surprise!

I had thought I missed the deadline for signing up for the Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Design Challenge and was so disappointed; those little chicklet’s were so darn cute. I figured I would just get to drool over what the other participants made with their chicklet. I came home the other day to a wonderful surprise; there in my mailbox a little chicklet was waiting for me …..yeah I am in. I didn’t think I would have time to order and receive more chicklet’s in time for the reveal so I had to come up with something that showcased the one I received in the best possible way. I am really pleased with this necklace and have worn it to rave reviews. I used shibori silk ribbon that was the perfect match and a  turquoise nugget I had on hand with just the right amount of striation in the perfect color. The fire polished crystals just added to the opulence of the piece…. I think it is simple but stunning. Thank you Rita for hosting this wonderful hop and for increasing the number of participants to include me and thank you to Susan of SueBeads for creating those cute little chicklet’s…..yes I will be ordering more….love them!

Hope you enjoy and have fun hopping!


Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

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  1. I just love how all the colors come together. beautiful!

  2. it is stunning, the silk ribbon, the way you used the inclusions in the turquoise to match the bead, the colorful bail and ribbon caps that you stitched up yourself, definitely a successful piece of jewelry

  3. Spectacular! The colors are wonderfully rich and vibrant, they remind me of the colors the desert in bloom. Fabulous design.

  4. oh WOW WOW WOW! this is my favorite design hands down! this is so beautifully boho! what is the stitch you used at the clasp? is that a tubular peyote? LOVE this

  5. I love the little splashes of beading and great textures.

  6. What a delightful surprise! and your design is absolutely stunning!

  7. Wow! You weren't kidding about simple and stunning. This necklace is incredible!

  8. Wow! Gorgeous piece! Very fresh:)

  9. This necklace is absolutely gorgeous. GORGEOUS! Did I mention it was gorgeous. I'm kind of speechless except for that one word. I'm going back for another look.

  10. What a fantastic piece. The ribbon and turquoise are a great compliment to the bead.
    Very stunning.

  11. Shibori adds a level of excellence to anything it's used in, and this is no exception. What a tremendously beautiful necklace!!! Way to go!

  12. Wow, what an outstanding necklace! I love your use of Shbori ribbon, but you take it to a whole new level with your intricate bead weaving! I love everything about this necklace!

  13. Wow, just WOW! Your necklace is exquisite! Absolutely Stunningly Gorgeous!

  14. Your necklace is stunning, I have been drooling on the shibori ribbon. Well done!!

  15. The colors are so vibrant! I love your mix of ribbon and seed beads. Such a stunner!

  16. Gorgeous! I really love the colors and the design!

  17. How wonderfully matched your chicklet, turquoise, seedbead creations, and Shibhori ribbon are! I could just set back and admire this one all day! :-)

  18. Beautiful! All the seed beads and ribbon and turquoise really make the chicklet shine! Excellent work!

  19. This is sublime. I love it! Your beadwork is beautiful and the shibori ribbon is perfect. To piggyback on what you said; 'simple but stunning', yes it is, simply stunning

  20. Love that fabric that you used for the necklace. Is it fabric? None the less is stunning. You did a great job with the colors, they seem very southwestern. I bet the necklace is amazing on.


  21. Wow,colours, colours, colours... that's my first reaction! Is that beautiful♥. You write: " I think it is simple but stunning". Yes, you are right... it is!

  22. Wow! Fabulous necklace! Love the beadwork, it really highlights your chicklet! Lovely!