October 28, 2009

Fun with Focals - Day 3


The Inspiration: Kathy Thompson's Refreshingly Green necklace in the Spring 2009 issue.


My Version: My necklace is long leap from the inspiration piece in the magazine. The focal used jump rings as embellishment and here I paired clusters of jump rings to create a "nest" for my owl bead.  I also used another cluster of Vintaj etched jumprings as a bail.  The leaf is from my favorite leaf-maker, Every Heart Crafts and the necklace is finished off with a simple silk ribbon in a soft earthy green.

The Assignment: Use jumprings as embellishment for your focal piece, the more the merrier!

You have until Nov. 6th to add a link to this post with your version of today's challenge.

The grand prize is a $50 gift certificate to Humblebeads.com!

Read the full details for the contest here and a chance to win a year's subscription to Stringing magazine.

12 comments:

mairedodd said...

this is awesome fun! not for my kids who are asking what there is to eat and i am so distracted i am feeding them cereal or grilled cheese!

Heather Powers said...

I've been there Maire!

Pretty Things said...

I really like that one!

Jenny J. said...

I am soooooo avoiding my reading tonight! I can't tell you how much I appreciate these challenges...gives me something to look forward to working on!!! Plus, I'm really finding cool stuff in all those containers in my workshop!!! Here's my take: http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com/2009/10/let-autumn-ring.html

Lorelei said...

Here is my submission for Fun with Focals- Jump rings:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei1141/4055607464/in/photostream/

mairedodd said...

my submission -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mairedodd/4057824341/

Katie said...

Here's my entry for this challenge...This week's challenges really got me thinking and creating - thanks for that!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=33608462

I also submitted it to the Etsy group.

bellajoya said...

Here's my Jump Rings entry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marciebeads/4062274228/

Artisan Clay said...

Here's my jump ring entry--
http://artisanclay.blogspot.com/2009/11/blue-ice-pendant-fun-with-focals-3.html

I am having such a ball with this challenge Heather! Thanks so much for coming up with it. It has been so much fun adding these elements into my week!

Winchell Clayworks said...

Here's my entry for the Jump Ring Challenge.

I have discovered that my jewelry skills are VERY rusty! It's been awhile since I actually made something with wirework.

Kiwiken said...

Using really big jumprings:

http://kiwiken.deviantart.com/art/Eternally-Locked-Pendant-142566215

olooriel(at)gmx.de

TesoriTrovati said...

I found a way to make it work sans computer!

Here is a link to my Fun with Focal - Jump Rings:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34032256@N03/4081530032/

Enjoy the day!
Erin