Friday, June 26, 2015

Bead Soup Mix Challenge Inspires a Redo of a Necklace

Humblebeads Purple and Green Polymer Clay Bead

Heather Powers of Humblebeads  Bead Soup Mix Challenge is an easy one--create a piece of jewelry with at least one Humblebead in the mix.  I took this as an opportunity to redo a necklace that I wasn't happy with and combine a new lotus flower ceramic that I just purchased from Jenny Davies-Reazor with a pretty purple and green polymer clay bead by Humblebeads that I had been hoarding.  

This is the necklace that I redesigned.
I redid this purple rabbit necklace because I thought the jade purple rabbit was too small for the necklace. When I redid the necklace I got rid to the 3 silver hearts and used lavender Irish waxed linen thread instead of beading wire to give it a more casual look. I also added some amethyst beads to the necklace. The purple Humblebeads bead was the perfect color for the purple, pink and yellow ceramic.

Lotus flower necklace by Bay Moon Design

I replaced an inexpensive store bought  clasp at the neckline with a sterling silver clasp that I made to give the necklace additional handmade artisan component.  I kept Marsha Neal's pretty silk ribbon.    I think it is a perfect gift for someone who practices yoga. The lotus has spiritual symbolism among many cultures. I created this lotus necklace especially to add to my yoga collection.

I feel that I now have a true art statement necklace.  What are your thoughts?   


  1. Oh my gosh, it's always so much fun to see a piece go through a do-over! Hmm, maybe that should be my next challenge. :) I love the updated necklace. The focal is perfect for those larger beads, which are a lovely shape. Using the colored cording adds to the final design. Thanks for playing along this week!

  2. Thanks Heather! I would welcome another do-over challenge. I have a few more candidates for one. Kathy

  3. A beautiful piece. And a great do over too.

  4. PS com over to my blog to see what I made.I'm late after enrolling our youngest in collage.