Past blog hops and challenges

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Deep Waters Challenge blog hop Reveal

Today is the reveal for Andrew Thorton's Deep Waters Challenge.  Each of the challenge participants purchased a bead kit from Andrew that had lots and lots of beads and even a mystery surprise in it.

Here is a look at the beads that Andrew included in the kit.

Lots and lots of seed beads 

Two different sets of sparkly rondells, some linen cording, a tube of cylinder seed beads, a pair of ammonite shell beads and some discs.

The mystery component that Andrew made - a lovely seahorse pendant.

Even though we were given an extra week to make our projects, I have one project completed and one half done.  I made a necklace pendant with some of the seed beads and attached it to some ribbon.

The next piece will be a three strand necklace basically as below

with the mystery component as the pendant.

I intend to make matching earring for each of the necklaces.  This still leaves me with lots of beads, so I will be making some additional projects with the beads and will let you know when they are completed.

Be sure to come back on Saturday, May 10th,  to see what I made with my Bead Soup.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Carolyn, your finished piece is just beautiful - so elegant! I can't wait to see the finished versions of your 'in progress' pieces! :)

  2. Very pretty! That ribbon necklace so unique...I haven't seen anything like it before. I think the seahorse will be beautiful when it's finished. See you Saturday for some serious Bead Soup Hopping :)

  3. I love the pendant you made with the seed beads! Definitely a technique I'll consider in the future (if that ok with you). Can't wait to see how you finish the other necklace. And I'll check back this weekend.
    I can't believe it's time for BSBP - I really need to finish up those pieces. Too many commitments at the same time. :)

  4. Your necklace pendant is great. You created the perfect texture with your design.

  5. very pretty and elegant designs

  6. I hopped around earlier, but didn't get a chance to leave a comment until now. Sorry! You did a great job! I think both the completed project and the one in the works are both fun and really cool designs! Good job! I love the cascading dangles in the first and how it is paired with that lovely ribbon. The second piece will be great! I think the layers compliment the focal so nicely. AND that frame around the pendant really sets it off. Awesome! Thanks so much for participating and joining in on the fun!