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"