2.10.13

Autumn design challenge, blog hop!

Oh, it was not easy, Lesley and Caroline!


This was my batch and pink is such a difficult color for me ;-)
Tämähän oli satsi, josta lähdin tässä haasteessa liikkeelle. Ja kyllä kuulkaa vaaleanpunainen tai tuo vispipuuron punainen osoittautui mulle vaikeaksi väriksi. Lisään suomennetun tekstin myöhemmin tämän postauksen alle.

So, of course I took the pink ceramic bead first in my hands and this is the result. Glass beads and one
cloisonné-bead with it make an autumnal bracelet.

The first necklace has its' pinks, too! I took a walk/walks in my neighbourhood and realized that the nature is full of shades of muted pinks or rosa shades. By the way, the birds are slowly beginning to gather to move to south...

The bird pendant has a little color (I gave it a little Vintaj patina touch) because I had Lesley's pink link in this necklace first, but it was too heavy for my chain, it kept on turning over showing its' backside, so I changed two glass leave beads on its' place. And that's symmetric necklace, I haven't made symmetric pieces for ages!



As I started with Vintaj patina, I wanted to give a little color to Caroline's ceramic pendant, too, rusty brownish and olive green to match the beads I had chosen. And the second necklace has Caroline's ceramic green round beads, some of my favourite jasper beads, wooden touch too and the red coral beads give some brightness to the darker colors.




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Those pieces were made all on Sunday and then I had to think and think. All Monday went and late in the evening (it was dark and cold) I took my bike and had a ride through my favourite path: near a little brook which has a small patch of wood on the other side, meadow and groups of bush here and there on the other side, some houses a little further. I just love the smells of this kind of cool autumn night! And that's the smell of hey and withering flowers and changing weather. It took me to childhood, we were always playing outdoors on cool evenings, for instance 'hide and seek' or '10 sticks on a plank'...

With this bracelet I have the same feeling of getting back to my childhood. It is playful, not hot not cold, but having some secret ingredience which almost subconciously makes me go back these decades.


There is of course Lesley's bronze link but equally important are the little house bead by Humblebeads and the bronze toggle by Saki silver. Those little glass flower beads give a nice tiny sound on the wrist, almost like you could see the 'once upon a time there was a flower fairy' :-D Yes, I am very childish!


Go hopping to see all the other participants of this awesome challenge! Thank you so much, Lesley and Caroline!

Melissa Trudinger – http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Mags - http://magsin.blogspot.comYou are here!
Madeline Bunyan – http://madelinebunyan.wordpress.com/



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25 comments:

  1. Kyllä tuli ihan herkku vaaleanpunaisesta :)

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  2. Mitä?? Ai vaikeat värit!!! Korusi on niin loistavat. Aivan ihanat. Tästä rannekorusta tykkäsin aivan mahottamasti. T:) Koralli

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  3. ah mitä ihanuuksia taas, hyvin oot haasteen selättänyt :) kaikki on niin kauniita, että suosikkia on vaikea nimetä - ensin tuntuu että se on tuo linturiipus-koru ja sitten tuntuu että se seuraava... kauniita on rannerenkaatkin :))

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  4. You done a great job Mags especially if pink is not you colour. All you pieces are lovely but I do just love that last bracelet - so pretty. Thank you for taking part int our challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Lesley, I'm a great fan of Thea elements!

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  5. Ei kyllä huomaa, että väri olisi tuottanut vaikeuksia, hurmaavia kaikki!

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  6. All pieces are fantastic! I love your artistic touch of everything! (And I love your `childish´ curiosity in your creations. I´m also a very childish person, but not so creative at all. :D)

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  7. Gorgeous designs and great use of the challenge components. I especially love the last 'flower fairy' bracelet! Nothing wrong with being chaildish :) Claire

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  8. Love all of your pieces, your fairy bracelet is really fun and I bet it will soon be your favorite.

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  9. You did wonderfully, in spite of your pink problem! Everything is very pretty and totally wearable. my favorite is the house bracelet. Great work!

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  10. For someone who doesn't 'do' pink, you did a fantastic job! I love all the pieces, my favorite is the bracelet with the house bead. Beautiful designs!!

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  11. You should do pink more often! These are beautiful designs, especially the last bracelet. I love it!

    Thank you for taking part in our challenge!

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    1. I might, I might! Really, I found these pinks very appealing :-) Thank you, Caroline!

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  12. Pink is clearly your colour after all! Really pretty designs.

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  13. I can almost see that path, and smell those autumn scents! beautiful creations!

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  14. What a nice behind the scenes story!
    I would never tell you don't work with pink, your pieces are beautiful! I specially like the last bracelet, it's my favorite!

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  15. Your pieces are beautiful, but the last bracelet.....gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!

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  16. Nice touch the Vintaj patina you added to the beads. And that last bracelet... very very beautiful!

    Ambra

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  17. Thank you so much everyone, for your lovely comments :-)

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  18. Beautiful designs - especially loving the bracelet shown last. x

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  19. All of your designs are gorgeous! Great post and photos too. Continue to enjoy Autumn!

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  20. How wonderful that nature played a big part of your design and color choices. All your pieces are beautiful but I like the last bracelet the best.

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  21. Pink maybe a challenge for you but you did a fantastic job

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  22. Otit hienon niskalenkkiotteen punaisen sävyistä! :-)

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  23. Oh my word Mags... I love the way you have used the pink pieces and the way nature inspires you, absolutely beautiful work.

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