I adore Andrew Thornton's monthly challenges and I always try to join in. It is so much fun to see how different everyone's designs turn out even though we start from the same place.
Andrew outdid himself with this kit. I have always been partial to flourite and find myself being drawn more and more to the color purple. I didn't even up using most of this kit however since I have been wiped out by the heat and well...just couldn't find the energy.
I did however find what I think is a fitting home for this 'Dreaming Tree'. I ended up using the mystery focal, the couple Czech flowers and the waxed linen. And a beautiful strand of Miracle beads. If you aren't familiar with Miracle beads, they are lucite beads that have multiple layers of lacquer applied. They seem to have an inner glow which you can really see in the pics.
And here is the whole necklace which I finished off with a brass toggle clasp. This necklace is incredibly lightweight. So much so that it is like wearing nothing at all.
Now grab your cuppa tea and see what everyone else has made.
Alison Herrington http://alisonadorns.blogspot.com/
Tammy Bowman http://innermusejewelry.blogspot.com
Gloria Allen http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Michelle McCarthy - Playing with Clay http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com/
Ann Schroeder http://www.beadlove.wordpress.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Shaiha Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Andrew Thornton, Nancy Noyes-Ward, Laurel Ross, Cheryl Lee Tucker, Dawn Berkebile, and Melissa Wynne http://andrew-thornton.blogspot.com/