Aug 8, 2015

Summer Lovin' Jewelry Design Challenge

You know me.  I can't resist a challenge especially when it is all about jewelry.  So when Shawna of  JBS Arts asked for designers to work with her ceramics, I raised my hand to volunteer.  I might have jumped around a bit to so I could make sure I caught her attention.

Now par for the course, I forgot to take any before pictures but I can tell you that I received a ceramic focal,some complimentary beads and sari silk.  They were in muted colors which tend to be my favorite even though they don't scream summer,

This is a longer necklace using Shawna's beads, some shell heishi, some vintage Czech glass along with some brass chain.  The sari silk I used as part of the focal is some that was also sent with the beads. 

I wanted to give everyone a closer look at  this focal.  It really reminds me of a seed pod in the middle of a flower. 

I made this necklace to be adjustable so it can be worn with a variety of necklines so it has a fun lobster clasp as well as a dangley.

There were a few of us that signed up to create with the beautiful ceramics from JSB Arts and I am really looking to seeing what they were sent as well as the designs they came up with.  So be sure to grab a cuppa tea and check them out.

Linda A. -
Kelly P. -
Wendy S. -
Lori S. -
Shaiha W.  -
Carolyn -
Debbie E. -


  1. Thought I left a comment earlier... Ah well. :) I absolutely LOVE what you've done! I didn't realize just how much the smaller beads coordinate with the shells you used. Good to know! <3 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and/or critiques on the beads themselves. Thanks again for participating!

  2. Shai - GORGEOUS work! I love how you used the silk with the focal - so smart and creative! The combo of the pearls, the ceramics and chain all work so gloriously together! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! =)



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