Lisa Lodge is hosting the Flora Tones Challenge, and the reveal is today. The actual reveal is on Lisa’s Facebook page Pine Ridge Treasures: Beads and More. But I always like to have my creations do double duty and get a blog post out of it!
Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations, so I could not pass up a challenge based on the Design Seeds palette above. I got a great variety of beads in my kit.
The first thing I made is a bracelet in a style popularized by Lorelei Eurto. She had a tutorial for it in the May 2014 issue of Bead Style magazine.
I used the pink flowers, the purple teardrop shaped beads, green bicones and pink seeds beads from the kit. I strung it on waxed linen and used a few bigger beads and a link from my stash along with four Hamilton gold spacers and three pink anodized jump rings.
Next I wanted to make a necklace. The bead selection gave me lots of ideas. In the end, this is what I made.
I used the large pink faceted beads from the kit and added in some rose and green English cut Czech glass, and made a pendant from three Gaea beads. I really like how it turned out; it’s chunky, yet delicate.
I wanted to make one more thing, and as I was reading my regular blogs, I figured out what. I get a lot of ideas from Halcraft, and I had been wanting to make a necklace like these featured in Denise Yezbak Moore’s recent post.
I used some of the purple teardrops at the bottom and some of the pink seed beads. I didn’t get as much of an ombre look as I was going for, but I think it’s quite pretty. I love the gentle swishy feeling of it on.
I quite enjoyed the Flora Tones challenge and still have lots of beads leftover to make more treasures. Thank you, Lisa!