Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Northern Lights Winnings

Back in February I was the lucky winner of a nice little prize package from Vintaj Natural Brass and Unicorn Beads through the Vintaj Blog.  You can see the post announcing my win here, or just check out my spoils in the picture below.

This past weekend I finally dug in and started making some jewelry with my goodies.  I don't know when I'll get around to using the rest of my winnings, so I thought I'd do a little mini post with what I've done so far.

I'm really happy with these two pairs of earrings using the amethyst duplex beads.  These beads are a really odd shape and I wasn't sure at first how to incorporate them into a design.  While I'm not going to run out and buy more of this shape, I'm pleased with how these turned out... and happy to have made use of free beads!

Next up, I had a couple of cool square-ish tile beads in a funky pale blue/purple with a great sparkly purple inside.  Two matching beads = a great set of earrings!  I added in some of the little teardrop beads in a pinky purple and some light purple Swarovski crystals to round things out and give them a little more sparkle.

I obviously still have lots of goodies left to play with... You'll see two more creations with items from my prize package later this month with the reveal of the Art of Science Creative Challenge.  Stay tuned!

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