Wings and Beads

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Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, September 18, 2015

Andrew Thornton Warrior Stone Challenge

Today is the reveal of the Warrior Stone Challenge, Sponsored by Andrew Thornton from Allegory Gallery in PA.  You purchase one of 20 kits and create.  Here is the kit I purchased.  It contains Czech glass old and new, Vintage acrylic, Labradorite gemstone strand.  The Luxury blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass,Labradorite stone, base metal, Vintage sequins,German glass, Jade, Swarovski crystals, vintage lucite and vintage glass.

Here is a picture of the Luxury Blend 
and the Mystery Focal created by Andrew

Here I am seperating my little bead packet trying to get some inspiration for this design 
Lets make us some earrings 
Then I had this clever idea about trying to sew the chips onto a piece of brass. Of course that was easier said then done.  I always want something a little funky for myself and I like Labradorite.  I have a Gray dress that I always wear a black or white necklace with, so it will be great havibg a Gray one. Working Monochromatic color scheme (never) was in and of itself a challenge for me. I just couldn't do it. You know I am the vintage girl and they always wore some Pearls didn't they? lol.  So I attached Andrew's secret Artbead to my Brass Tag.  Using 24 gaug wire, I stitched the bead mix onto my Vintage Luggage Tag stamping that I purchased from B'sue Boutique it is one of my favorite Stampings.
I then made a chain out of more of the mix and Pearls

Artsy to say the least. Well this is a Hop so jump over to Andrew's blog and see what everyone has created.  Remember "Wear Vintage, Its New Again"


9 comments:

  1. I think embellishing the vintage brass with the stones is BRILLIANT. A fantastic idea AND execution. I've embellished filigrees with seed beads and other tiny beads, but I've never tried this - but I'm going to now! Well done.

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    1. Thank you Cathy for your inspiring support!

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  2. Great job Gloria!

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    1. Thank you,. For your continued inspirations for without them I would not have grown as I have in these past three years.

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  3. Wow! So stunning! I love what you did with the brass and labradorite :)

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  4. Wow, I love those earrings and that fabulous necklace. Quite clever and beautiful.

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  5. The vintage-style necklace is just gorgeous! I love how cleverly you incorporated the Mystery Component into the design and the added embellishments look amazing! I love your earrings too...simple yet elegant. Great job~!

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  6. Wow, you created a fabulous pendant, I love the vintage style of the necklace and the simplicity of the earrings.

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  7. Gloria-Your designs are gorgeous!

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