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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black & White Jewelry Challenge

I started making glass beads in about 1994...  ... I love making black and white beads... although I've found that black & white jewellery doesn't sell all that well except for earrings.  So when Sally Russick of The studio sublime put out this challenge I had to jump on board!

Since I like making black and white beads and they don't sell I have a pretty good selection of jewellery... through the ages...

 !997  with early attempts at wire work

2003 I really like the design of this necklace...
don't think I tried very hard to sell it!

2007 ... those have got to be some of the filthiest silver beads I've ever seen.. the look red!

 2013
These are some of the beads I made for this challenge.. Really comfortable bracelet to wear!


These were suppose to be a necklace, they are hollow beads made on a normal mandrel



To see how other people interpreted this challenge follow the list on Sally Russick's blog the host of this wonderful challenge!  or follow the links below!

20 comments:

Kashmira said...

I love the necklace you made in 2003. and the bracelet is cool!

steufel said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that bracelet. So cool!

Patti Van said...

I love all your beads, especially the hollows! Very cool bracelet design!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your beads are gorgeous!

Ann Schroeder said...

All b
eautiful beads!

Christine Altmiller said...

it is really interesting to see the evolution of your style. i Love that bracelet! that is a beauty, for sure! and those frosted hollow beads are gorgeous!

Alice said...

Your handmade beads are lovely, and I like every piece you made. It was fun seeing how your designs changed through the years.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Loving all your awesome variety of bead designs, Lynne!

Added my link but I don't know if it is working, had some trouble with it.

Designed by Vera said...

Wow, what a collection! Isn't it funny how black and white don't sell as well as color does??? I love all your styles. Makes me want to go back to some jewelry I created a few years ago and take a second look.

Thanks for wonderful pics.

Vera
http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/black-white-jewelry-challenge.html

Sally Russick said...

Lynne, I loved looking back at your designs over the years and the bracelet you created for this challenge is such a wonderful organic design. It is right up my alley, I love comfy easy to wear bracelets like this! Beautifully done and your lampwork beads are wonderful!!

Thank you again for taking part in the challenge, I hope to see you in the next one!

Shel said...

I just love how you showed your black and white designs through the years, they're fabulous! I also am in love with the knotted bracelet you made - those beads are super gorgeous. And the set of beads you pictured are equally cool, too! Great designs for this challenge.

TesoriTrovati said...

Beautiful beads! I love the graphic nature of them all and how they would work well in any color scheme! Enjoy the day> Erin

Pam Sears said...

I can never decide if it's fun or scary looking back at my 1st attempts at jewelry making all those years ago. I guess the fun is in seeing our evolving talents, eh? Love that you can make your own beads. And love the beads you made.

Therese's Treasures said...

Enjoyed viewing your black and white pieces form the past to the present. I don'r understand why people do not like to by black and white pieces, they are neutral colors that go with everything. All of your pieces are beautiful. I really like the bracelet and the hollow beads, they look so fragile.
Therese

Marlene Cupo said...

Black and white is my favorite to wear and can understand your not trying to sell that second necklace. The hollow beads for this challenge are out of this world!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Lynne, I so envy your bead-making talent! I am definitely on your fan bandwagon. What wonderful work!

Dee Clark said...

Love lampwork, yours is particularly wonderful. I love all your pieces.

lynsey said...

Beautiful beads and lovely creations

Adrienne said...

I think the beads are beautiful!

AntiquityTravelers said...

why in the world these don't sell? I have no idea ... they are gorgeous! I LOVE your work!!