Jun 18, 2015

Splendid Procession Challenge

Today is the reveal for another of Andrew Thornton's challenges.  Some of these try to sign up for as many of these as I can because they well...challenge...me.  When this one first came out, I thought that I would definitely be pushed.  I mean I love tourmaline but I am so not a pink girl and just look at what I would have to work with.  A lot of pink.

But when I started working with this kit a magical thing happened.   This kit was based around the thought of the Sidhe and their majestic processions between into our world.  In my mind, that is all about grace and power.  Far beyond me to portray but what about all the flowers and beauty they rode through.  Now that I can do.

Now warning, the rest of this post is going to be picture heavy.

I took some of the gorgeous beads from the kit I received...

Planted them with some charms...

And Czech glass...

And came up with a beautiful bouquet of earrings.

All of which will be donated to Ears To You.

Now that's not all.  This kit had this gorgeous vintage Lucite blossom that just demanded to be part of this collection.  To large to be part of a pair of earrings (besides there was only one), it became a focal of a necklace.

Along with some waxed linen that was part of the kit, some English cut Czech glass, some vintage Czech glass and some pewter chain.  This necklace is adjustable from 24 to 29 inches and will be up for sale when I get a chance to add it.  If interested, I am more then willing to set it aside for you.  Just let me know.

Now this is a challenge and nineteen other designers joined in.  Be sure to check out where everyone else went with their pieces.


  1. You really did a great job designing with pink! My challenge color would be yellow. I love all your earrings, but the necklace steals the spot light.

  2. Wow, you did get inspired. Great way to think of the challenge rather than the color. I love all your earrings and your necklace. My absolute favorite is the earrings with the pink and grey flower. I loved those little pink flowers in the kit, but didn't get anything made with them. It's fun to see how you used them. Really nice!

  3. Love the way you used the green glass drops with the front to back hole!! You are so inspiring donating to a cause, I will have to look into that. The necklace is gorgeous, love the linen stamen flowing from the flower!

  4. Hi Shaiha! Your earring collection is beautiful. I love all the whimsy and floral details. I really wanted to use the pretty, fuchsia Irish waxed linen in my designs. I love what you did with it. The necklace is so pretty with the knotted beads and clever focal integration. Beautiful work!

  5. Oh wow!! I am most definitely a pink girl and I am so in love with your pieces! Every pair of earrings is different, but they all work together as I think of the faeries on parade. And that necklace...wow it is stunning! Nice job!

  6. All lovely creations! Great job! I particularly like all the earrings you made! What a fantastic collection! Thanks so much for participating!

  7. Love all the pink and the wardrobe of earrings fantastik. luv them all


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