This kit, like all of Andrew’s challenge kits, is fabulous. I had just taken a cursory glance at it when I got it. Then I was at a bead store and a friend bought some really cool peacock feather beads. I had a sneaking suspicion I had one in my challenge kit, and lo and behold I did, along with many other fabulous beads.
In addition, Andrew always makes a mystery component. This time it is a beautiful polymer pendant in keeping with the royal theme – a crown. I love the sassiness of it.
Since I was so charmed by the pendant, it is the first thing I used. There were some drops in the kit just the color of the pendant that I knew I wanted to use, and I also decided to bring in some of the purple. I love the mix of the turquoise, purple and gold.
Next I made a bracelet based on a tutorial by Lorelei Eurto in the May 2014 issue of Bead Style magazine. I added the clasp and ring, chalcedony and gold link and the raspberry carved jade bead. Everything else is from the kit.
I have another idea for a necklace using the peacock feather bead and the strand of green vintage Japanese glass beads, but I can’t quite get the design solidified, so rather than stress myself out, I’m going to leave it at this.
I loved participating in this challenge and really enjoy the pieces I created. I’ve already worn them both. Please visit the links below to see what other participants made. Thanks for stopping by!