Monday, January 30, 2012

Mystery Challenge Bracelet

The January Mystery Reader's Challenge hosted by Andrew Thornton is up!

Our kits contained really beautiful beads and a mystery component.


I made more components to mix with them. Various gauges of soldered and hammered copper jump rings, headpins and wire. I kept the firescale patina as is. I think it gives the pieces nice dimension.


Then I tossed it around on my bead board and came up with this bracelet and earrings...

Bracelet and earrings.
Earrings up close.
The mystery component made by Andrew.
I incorporated the handmade links in the bracelet.
I used the twig component to make the toggle bar.

I really love the way it came out! Thanks Andrew for hosting. This was a lovely mix of beads to work with.

Be sure to check out the other great pieces in this blog hop. 

Alice Bavaud hosted on Andrew Thornton's blog

11 comments:

  1. Great use for the twig! Your bracelet is just teeming with the promise of Spring! It would give great color pop to anything you wear this time of year! (Glad I found your blog.)

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  2. You have totally rocked it! I love, love LOVE what you have done with the kit. Awesome!

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  3. I love the copper links you made! The copper goes very nicely with yellow and green colors. Love the bracelet and the earrings. - Dawn

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  4. Awesome, I love what you did and the copper components you made!

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  5. Beautiful! Dianne

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  6. I just love what you've done with the kit. Great look with the copper, too. I've also done an entry, which due to my own slackness I didn't let Andrew know in time I had anything to share. Hope you go and take a look, too. ;-)

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  7. Love the twig bar! This looks like it will be great to welcome spring with, the colors are so fresh!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  8. Really like your copper components! They look great with the yellows.

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  9. So beautiful! I love the bracelet ;)

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  10. Super cool copper links, and great use of the twig. I love both creations!

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