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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Blog Hop reveal

Today is the reveal for MiShel Designs' pearl challenge.  We were tasked with making something (It didn't have to be jewelry!) from pearls.  It could be made from freshwater pearls or glass pearls, just had to be a any type of pearl.  I have done a couple of pearl challenges already this year and was ready for another one.

I used the pearls that are in the mid and lower right of the picture to make my item.

I used three of the flat pearls and 12 of the round pearls to make a bracelet.  I added copper seed beads to pick up on the copper sheen on the pearls.  I used a fold-over clasp in copper and added two of the round pearls on head pins to the clasp in order to weight it down so it won't turn. 

I took the picture below on a necklace form so that you can get an idea of the full size of the bracelet.

I think the picture below shows the sheen on the pearls.  What do you think?

I also did some pearl earrings.

I had some gold pearls left from an earlier challenge and combined them with some gold twisted ovals.

I had other gold pearls and combined them with some clear cathedral beads.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit some of the other participants:


  1. Hi Carolyn,
    Beautiful bracelet and earrings that will be a nice complement to any summer outfit.

  2. Oh, I love this bracelet - and the earrings, too! Lovely luster on your pearls - they are such a rich and fabulous color! I bet this feels great to wear, too. Thanks so much for joining in the pearl fun today!!!

  3. How warm and inviting they look. I would love to have them snuggled up around my neck and ears! Excellent job!

  4. Lovely bracelet with superb pearls!
    -Give kumihimo a try, it is quite easy :-)

  5. Lovely to see others taken with pearls and copper, too! The colored pearls in the necklace are truly gorgeous and your design really shows them to their best advantage! And love those dainty pearl earrings!

  6. What a gorgeous bracelet! Love the sheen of the pearls and it looks lightweight enough to wear every day.

  7. Beautiful creations, Carolyn. I love the copper with the brown pearls....very nice. Both pairs of earrings are lovely too.

  8. beautiful creations.. love the color of your pearl...
    Moxie Craftie

  9. Beautiful pearls, such a wonderful color. Your bracelet and earrings are beautiful, great designs!

  10. Lovely colours to your pearls so nice and rich and warm i would wear them in the autumn!

  11. what a gorgeous copper color to your pearls! really pretty pieces

  12. I love the beautiful palette of pearls you pick out to work from. Lovely!

  13. All of these are very sweet. The simple design shows off the pearls very well

  14. This is such a beautiful pearl necklace, Carolyn, and the coordinating pieces are wonderful too! Love the rich colors you used!