Blog Hop: Waterfall Necklace

Here is my entry for Lorelei's Blog Hop Challenge:
Inspired by the Blue/Teal Resin Sliders from Michaels and my impression that they look so much like water bubbles. I found some beautiful glass beads the same day, and added gold tone beading wire and brass spacers, as well as some Crystazzi bicones and Bead Gallery bicones I had on my beading table.
I tried to evoke the feeling of a waterfall and the spray of fine mist at the base of a waterfall. 
In my mind's eye I was remembering hiking in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to view the many waterfalls last summer. What fun , and many thanks to Lorelei Eurto for challenging us! Here's the link to Lorelei's Blog Slider Blog Hop Reveal
And here is the blog list:
BeadLolaBead
CabeWoman
MustardBead.blog-hop-reveal.
A Polymer Penchant
Pearl  and Pebble: Challenge reveal
Peacock Fairy: challenge bubble
Beads for Busy Gals: resin bauble
Dawn's Blog
Shirley Moore
B Street Studios
Sally Russick
Pamela 770
Erin Prais-Hintz: resin bubbles blog hop

MirandAck
Lily (me!)
Karen Firnberg
Tanya

Ann
Toltec Jewels
Micha
 

17 comments:

  1. very cool! I like that you used them vertically in your necklace! They do remind me of bubbles too! Very clever to dangle things below one as the focal! Pretty!

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    1. Thanks Lorelei, for your kind comments! I immediately saw bubbles when I brought them home. I wanted to challenge myself further to go asymmetrical (a la your e-book) but that's a challenge for the future!

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  2. So cool! I would wear this in a heartbeat. I am enjoying seeing all of the creativity in the blog hop. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Karen - I have been wearing this around town, and getting loads of compliments! Maybe I'll make some in both colorways to list for sale.

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  3. I love how you picked up the color so perfectly in the rest of the necklace. And the waterfall 'spray' is such a great touch!

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    1. I was supremely lucky that there were matching beads, and that all beads were 50% off the day I went to shop!

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  4. That is a fun necklace. The sliders look great vertically and I definitely see a waterfall coming from the focal.

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    1. Thank you, It's good to know some one else can see my 'vision' come to life!

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  5. This is a really fun, funky piece! It has a light, bubbly feel to it with the resin globes displayed vertically. Like it!

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    1. Thank you Lotus, I had fun making it and was so excited for the reveal!

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  6. Definately feels waterfall appropriate! Love the spray as it ends in hte centre dangle, very pretty

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  7. It does remind me of waterfalls, very pretty.

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  8. Thanks everybody for your kind comments. :)I really had fun challenging myself with this slider that I wouldn't have chosen on my own. The added bonus was getting to see the blogs of lots of friendly beading folk!

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  9. Beautiful! I love how you filled up the backside of the sliders with little beads - that is a special detail!

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    1. Thank you! It seemed more complete with the beads on the back, and I like how they peek out from behind the sliders.

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  10. I like all the different beads you found to go along with this color palette. I think that the hardest part for me was how to make it all fit together as they were like a puzzle. I should have pulled them apart and made them shine like this! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  11. Thanks! I played around with jump rings on the sliders to get them to string onto the wire the way I wanted. The matching color beads of all different textures just serendipitously were there in the store, as if they were waiting for me! I like what you did with your versions, too. Enjoying today's sunshine, it's good for creating!

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