Here are the lovely items I created with the Lisa Lodge's Pine Ridge Studio's Agate Challenge kit.
The challenge I created for myself??? - use as many of the kit beads as possible, use a different metal color for each piece, and create create create at least three pieces.
(I cannot tell a lie..I still have a few agate beads left over... perhaps earrings are yet to come!)
These were the first beads I literally snapped-up from the kit first! These are sooo darn cute..chubby! Paired with a sweet ceramic peachy-pink birdie, several silver flower-drops and a bit of silver...and there it was.
This one came next..challenge = antique brass!..a first for me. I hammered those bead caps so they would gently cap the super-plump agate beads. Several strands of chain seemed to fit the scale of these beads best. I added a vintage star dangle to make this stellar. (sorry ;)
Up next...copper! Oh, this one was super-easy. I chose a few vintage Lucite flower beads in a sweet frosty coppery color to pair-up with these elegant agate ovals. Those are copper jump-rings used as spacers. Finally, since I had the 'chain-thing' happening, I added multiple strands of bright copper links to the piece. It's really a beauty in-person, very shimmery and shiny..just like a new copper penny.
Last but not least..more copper, antiqued this time. This piece started with those same lovely oval agates, but just kept going on for a necklace. Those spacers are Czech Glass coppery rondelles and the chain has been in my stash for some time (can't remember where I got it?!). I grabbed that gorgeous flower pendant at Spring BeadFest Phila and for the life of me cannot remember the Artist's name (if anyone does recognize this beauty, please let me know!?). A sweet peach waxed Irish Linen bow and detailed copper clasp made me smile!
Hope you like these pieces as much as I enjoyed creating!