Dec 11, 2014

Noble Knight Challenge

One thing I really love about the challenges that Andrew Thornton of The Writing and Art of Andew Thornton are the rich kits that he sends out each time.

As you can tell, this time around it was dark reds, rich blues along with some greys for contrast.  And you have to love the mystery component which this time is a shield of stars.

I was inspired by the deep reds in this kit and wanted to continue along that theme.  I also wanted a design that would really highlight the shield of stars that was part of the kit.  I really love this shield as it has an inner glow to it that is really brought out by the matte sea glass that I used for the rest of the design.

Here is the entire necklace.  I used some matte red sea glass as well as the facet black glass roundelles and crystals that came with my kit.

I also made up some earrings with some of the beads from my kit which will be donated to Ears To You

There were several designers all working with the same kit so be sure to take a look at what everyone else made with the same kit.  I always enjoy seeing where we go all starting from the same place.

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  1. You really have highlighted the mystery component in a wonderful way! I love the earrings too. This kit had some great earring beads.

  2. Great reds. I like the small>large challenge. Those were some juicy challenge kits

  3. Love how you used the mystery component. It is beautiful surrounded by that matte red! I always love to see the latest earrings you are doing for Ears to You...some lucky ladies about to get more beautiful goodies! :)

  4. Love your earrings they fit the challenge perfectly! His pendants are so perfect for the necklace you made for it!

  5. I love how you created your necklace ! It has such a beautiful medieval feel to it ! Your earrings are lovely and perfect for the challenge

  6. I love your necklace, it's just gorgeous. You highlighted the mystery component really well. Great earrings as well!

  7. I love the contrast of the matte sea glass with the shiny mystery component pendant! The earrings make this a perfect mix and match set.


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