Thursday, December 10, 2015

Evergreen Challenge

Welcome to the Evergreen Challenge sponsored by Andrew Thornton.
The Kit

This kit features a selection of vintage acrylic, aventurine, waxed Irish linen, waxed cotton, vintage glass, vintage seed beads, Chinese jade, dyed pyrite and a Luxury Bead Blend.  The Luxury Bead Blend consists of Japanese Miyuki seed beads, Toho seed beads, Japanese Matsuno seed beads, vintage Czech seed beads, freshwater pearls, glass pearls, Czech glass (both old and new), aventurine, jade, ruby zoisite, serpentine, stone, vintage sequins, vintage German plastic, dyed wood, German glass, electroplated hematite, Swarovski crystals, vintage Japanese glass, Javanese glass, and vintage lucite.

A wonderful assortment of beads
The inspiration of this blog hop is-snow dusted evergreens.
evergreen ornament
Evergreen Ornament by Bay Moon Design
I love Andrew Thornton's special evergreen focal that he created for this and I thought it would be a perfect Christmas ornament.  I added a red bead, jump rings, cord from the kit he sent and whipped up a silver hanger to put it on.

silver pearl earrings
Silver Pearl Earrings by Bay Moon Design

I love to make earrings so I couldn't resist making a pair of silver freshwater pearl earrings from the silver pearls that kit included.  They are perfect for a special holiday event and available for purchase HERE.


  1. I love that you used the Mystery Component for an ornament. It's so fun! I never think outside the box like that. I also love those earrings. You've got me thinking now!

  2. The ornament is so fun! Love it and how very seasonally appropriate! And I'm smitten with the earrings. They're so elegant! Great job as always and thank you so much for participating! Sorry for the tardy comment... I'm just now catching up after the move!