So after I did a quick write-up on the ABS about the fab new Industrial Chic findings at Michael's, Erin told me they were having a challenge. I ran right out and bought some so that I could play along - like I needed an excuse! I wish I had picked up more, I'll have to make it back to there soon. My design was featured yesterday on the Objects and Elements blog.
Here is what I wrote for the post:
Inspired by the themes of delicate and precious thing stored away in a keepsake box, I incorporated one of my handpainted polymer egg beads into the focal. I used the small nautilus shell spacers from the Industrial Chic line and a nest from Green Girl Studios for the dangles, attaching them to Industrial Chic twisted links. For color, I added sea-glass colored resin beads and a faceted smoky quartz bead. I completed the necklace with a generous length of Industrial Chic copper chain.
And to personalize the piece I replaced the tiny dice inside the treasure box with seashells from one of my trips to Mexico.