Today is the reveal for the Allegory Gallery Design Challenge – White as Snow edition!
Here is a picture of the kit:
Here are pictures of the Mystery Components handmade by Andrew. Delicious, yes?
In the past, I have seen and admired jewelry made with pet tags. In fact, I had made a necklace a while ago with a cat tag my sister gave me. Any of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram know that cat now lives with me, and I recently acquired my first rabies tag in the shape of a red heart! It was too perfect not to use for this challenge. From the kit I used the rondelle Mystery Components, some of the white beads and some of the red white heart beads. From my stash I added some maroon beads (actually from a previous challenge kit!), waxed linen, gold spacers and some black and red fired polished beads. I really love how those echoed the swirly look of the Mystery Component beads. I am very happy with the sort of dark and mysterious look I got with this piece. It kept the heart from looking too sappy, but I still get to be all sentimental and wear a reminder of MooKitty close to my heart. 🙂
I had sketched several pieces that used the strand of howlite chip, but in the end my “use whatever is on the bead table” aesthetic came into play. I had this strand of simple cut jasper (or maybe agate or something – I never know) that made me think of the woods aspect of the Snow White story. I think this necklace looks like a snow-dusted wood at the beginning of winter. It’s more earthy than things I usually make which tend to be more colorful. It’s nice to add something a bit different to my collection.
I also made a pair of earrings with a couple of the big “jewel” beads. So fun!
I also made a tassel with the seed beads (and a little bumpy bead on top!) but it didn’t quite turn out. The strands are uneven and the gold accent beads I added that were all supposed to line up didn’t. So I did not finish a piece with it. I’ll remake it and use it later. It has potential!