Stinky Dog Beads Blog Challenge and Hop: The Reveal

 If you are just tuning in, a few weeks ago I posted  this combination of beads that I picked out with the help of Kitty, owner at Stinky Dog Beads.
Here's how the challenge works- We had participants purchase the bead kits, and today we reveal what everyone made with the same beads!

At the end of the post, I will share the link list so that you can hop through the participants blogs to see what they all created! Fun times right??




Let's get started!





I created some earrings with the leaf charms, pewter sticks, and some faceted glass rounds.  They look huge in the photo but actually they are quite dainty and feminine. I love how they came out. I'm always a fan of the horizontal paired with vertical in any earring design.



The second pair of earrings, I used the Faceted Teal English Cut extra large nuggets with some copper drop beads and some cool copper ball head dangles from MissFickleMedia.  They have a very organic, sea-worthy quality to them.



With the remaining English Cut faceted nuggets, I paired them with the bead cones, some of my own handmade bead caps, and the other 2 leaf charms in this lariat design. The copper of the bead cones are stacked below the glass beads with a wire wrap.... and I stacked the bead caps below the cones. A cool and unique design. 


Here is another photo for different options when wearing this piece.



It wouldn't feel right if I didn't do at least one design using leather! This riveted deer tan leather pairs perfectly with the Garnet beaded chain, and some other bar and cable chains. I riveted the Mykonos bird onto the leather and added some dangles- one of the Floral reproduction glass ovals, and a pewter stick.




And finally this last simple design uses some thin leather cording. I stacked the bee on top of the braided wreath connector and strung the second floral reproduction glass oval, added knots, and then used one of the stick beads as the toggle for the clasp. I played around with the idea of adding charms to the wreath but decided I liked the simplicity of the design as is. 


I hope you enjoyed my designs using the Stinky Dog Beads kit! Here are the participants blogs- Happy Hopping!








http://Lorelei1141.blogspot.com <----------------YOU ARE HERE!


http://linhagberg.wordpress.com

Marshalljodie.blogspot.com


If you are participating and you are not on this list, please leave a comment with your blog link!