Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lorelei's Challenge: CKoop enamel shadow boxes

I had one design completely finished last night and then decided it was too blah...too typical and my yellow box didn't tie in with the other elements. So, at about 1:30 am I made polymer beads to tie it together but then didn't get it together.

This morning as I awoke leisurely, I thought "hmm, what should I do today?" And then, "Crap! I still need to restring my necklace, photograph it, and post it!" I jumped out of bed, put it together, and I must say I really like it now. So, a little late, but here it is.

First, a close up of the elements: I used the box as a frame for a polymer clay tile. Sometimes the leaf design side shows, or the box flips around and the solid yellow side shows -- either way, it's good.


Then, back away for the big picture:
(before you think me some sort of chain maille wizard, let me tell you that I bought the whole chain as is at Michael's. The white and turquoise are from Michael's as well, and the small coral stones were from a bead show.)

 
And here it is on! I will definitely wear this.



Thanks to Lorelei and CKoop for the challenge!

Click around to see what the other participants in the challenge made:


11. Grubbi

30 comments:

  1. You know I'm totally jealous that you could put such a stunner together so quickly! This is a big statement piece, and looks lovely on you. Did you make the insert in the shadowbox? Love the colors you chose, they work perfectly together. You are obviously an extremely talented lady! :)

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  2. I love love love this! The colors really pop and I like that the box can be worn facing in or out. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I am SO glad I'm not the only person who jumps out of bed (usually in the middle of the night!) with those thoughts!

    You did AWESOMELY! I have some of those huge turquoise slabs and have yet to use them. And I love your polymer work, but then, you know that!

    Great job!

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  4. Oh WOW I love what you've put together here! How fun and gorgeous colors!!

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  5. oh my gosh! This is so much fun! This reminds me very much of the 80's with the big pieces in the bold colors. I would have never guessed you were rushing this morning to finish.

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  6. Quite a statement piece! Like the coral and turquoise - makes me think of Fiesta ware. (And as I am a ceramics person, I mean that in a good way!)

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  7. I love this, the striped beads are fantastic. It definitely has your 'touch'

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  8. love this chunky statement necklace..looks so fun to wear

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  9. This is so lovely! Great job! Good colors all the way.

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  10. Wow.. what a stunner! You are totally right that this piece rocks whether the box is from the front or behind. Your late night/early morning inspirations are obviously working for you!

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  11. That is gorgeous! I can't believe how quickly you made it all!

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  12. What a great piece. I love your beads with the turquoise and the box. I would wear this all the time.

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  13. I love it - it looks so 60s mod and lots of fun!

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  14. This turned out lovely! I love that you filled your box with polymer, and I love that leafy pattern. The necklace is happy and mod- great job!
    Thank you so much for participating! Sorry it took me so long to come by, I had left to go to the state fair for a while with my husband. Just got home. Please add you pics to the flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1740275@N20/

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  15. very nice! I love seeing what everyone came up with.

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  16. I love this! I'm a big advocate that jewelry should make a statement. Yours is atomic retro. Very mod! Reminds me of some of the great textile prints of the 50's! Your polymer beads are totally fab! Awesome work!

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  17. Oh God, what a magnificent necklace! I really like it on the picture when you wear it, and the bezel is back to front. WOW!

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  18. Awesome job! I love chunky jewelry!

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  19. Hello, fellow Pennsylvanian! What a cool, modern piece! The colors and shapes are bold and really very nice. You've got a great design aesthetic and I love you can turn the necklace over, move it to the side, flip it and change the orientation and it still looks good. NICE!

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  20. This is just so fun and colorful! Very nice indeed! :) Really, really a one of a kind. :)

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  21. thanks everyone! this is the most comments I've ever gotten on any post! The power of the Lorelei network!

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  22. This necklace is a stunner! Not only do I love what you did with your shadowbox, but I also love the colors and the components - the striped round beads remind me of beach balls, so it looks fun and summery to me! I would love to wear this! Great job!!

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  23. I think this necklace is absolutely gorgeous! It's one of my favorites in this game. Really, really beautiful. It is very stylish and full of harmony of colors and shapes. Congratulations!

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  24. Beautiful!

    One word of warning though. I bought the exact same white beads at Michaels and dropped one. It broke and when trying to pick up the pieces, the cracked bead pierced my skin and my fingers started bleeding like crazy. So don't break the white bead:-)

    -Pepita

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  25. What a fun necklace! the yellow from the flip side is striking!

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  26. Oh. wow. I am in love with this necklace! I love the leaves in the box, as well as all the beads you paired with it. I totally want it!

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  27. I love this piece and your work! I love how you filled the box with your amazing clay creation!

    xo Genea

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  28. I love the size of this piece! I have been working kinda small lately...might need to rethink and go bigger because I just love the way this piece works!

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  29. that is really gorgeous! there's so much you can do with it! and it looks good on you too!

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