I'm not gonna lie.
I was stumped when Kristie showed us the pieces that she had created for this month's design team challenge.
I normally work with her cabs (or I turn her beads into cabs), but this time the little connector was really stumping me.
I thought about using lots of chain in mixed metals to create a stunner of a bracelet, but in the end I decided to stick with my little seedies (they've never steered me wrong yet!)
So, I used my current obsession, the Tila beads, to create a bail for the connector and turned it into a pendant.
The seed beads are a silver-lined alabaster and the result is a monochromatic necklace with a really heavy metal feel.
It's a very substantial necklace with a good weight, and great drape from the seed beads.
I was so impressed with the glaze on these connectors, they really feel like metal and nothing like clay.
You've definitely turned me into a convert with your connectors!
If you'd like to see more pictures of my creation,
I've put Heavy Metal Luster in my shop.
And if you'd like to see more of Kristie's work, and the rest of the Design Team's pieces, you can hop on over to Kristie's blog here.
Oh, and on another note...
Margie and Me is tomorrow!
Here's a sneek peak, and may I just say I am soooo excited about the reveal!
See ya' tomorrow!