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Monday, February 23, 2015

Marsala Valentine Challenge Blog Hop reveal

This post is late and I am sorry for the delay.  Computer problems that I hope have been solved now.

Today is the reveal for Andrew Thornton's Marsala Valentine Challenge. 

Andrew prepares 20 bead kits that he makes available for purchase through his store Allegory Gallery's website. 

The above pictures are from Andrew's reveal blog posting:  /marsala-valentine-challenge-reveal

Andrew always includes a mystery component or two in his kits.  This time we lucked out and received two components.

 The following are what I designed and put together.

When I saw the large bead that was included in the kit, I decided to make that the focal of this necklace.  I had some silver chain that I used to thread the silk through that was included in the kit.  I then used two sets of matching dark red beads to hand on either side of the focal.

I then made several pairs of earrings, including a pair using the mystery components.

The first pair of earrings were made with a pair of diagonally drilled cube beads and some oval shaped beads that were light and dark colored shades of red.

This next pair of earrings were made with some wine colored round beads and some stick (not sure what to call them) beads.

This last pair of earrings are made with the mystery components which Andrew made.  I used some of the sequins that were included in the Luxury Bead kit along with two rose colored oval beads.


Thank you for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit all the other participants:

Alison Herrington
Dolores Raml
Carole Carlson 
Lennis Carrier 
Carolyn Lawson   you are here
Michelle McCarthy 
Ann Schroeder
Kari Asbury 
Shaiha Williams 

On Andrew Thornton's Blog:
Andrew Thornton, Nancy Noyes-Ward, Donna Hoblit, Cheryl Lee Tucker, Laurel Ross
Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to return on Saturday for Lisa Lodge's A Touch of Mint challenge.


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