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Are you ready to see what I created for Charming Peggy’s Link Challenge?
A necklace! Yes, I seem to always make necklaces, but it was the right choice for these links. The premise of this challenge was that Peggy would send out these acrylic links to twenty bloggers, challenging us to see what we could come up with. In the end she sent ten sets of black and ten of this transparent tortoise shell you see here.
I had several ideas, involving wrapping one side with some irish waxed linen to either lash a button to the top or to create a fringe type effect, or, or, or. I thought about doing some version of a Peter Pan type collar but didn’t have quite enough links to pull it off … please feel free to run with these ideas if you are inspired!
The links arrived apart and I dreamed up all sorts of ideas using them on their own (hello toggle!) but I couldn’t help myself I just had to start putting some together. I made them all one string to see how long and ultimately separated them to three sets of five links and one of ten. I was a bit nervous taking them apart again but they ease out pretty easily especially when you line up the slits.
The whole piece came together with some rich purple polymer beads that I highlighted with just a dash of copper pearlex. I’ve been creating so many structured beads lately I just had to make some that were all about the squishing and pulling, very technical, I know. Add in a little sari silk and some thrift rescue beads of appropriate scale and voila, necklace! It’s nice and long to throw over your head and you can wear it a variety of ways.
If you like what I’ve created I invite you to vote for my entry on Peggy’s Blog
I’m excited to see what the rest of the group came up with
Ilenia Ruzza - http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Shelley Graham Turner - www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey - www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Ambra Gostoli - http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com/
Kashmira Patel - http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/
Linda Florian - http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com/
Jami Shipp - http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/
Terri Gauthier - http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com/
Miranda Ackerley - http://mirandack.com
Mischelle Fanucchi - http://thesecretlifeofmicheladas.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars - www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Sarah Goode - www.pookledo.blogspot.com
Paula Hisel - http://simplybeadiful.weebly.com/simply-stated.html
Shai Williams - http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno - http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson - http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Denielle Hagerman - www.somebeadsandotherthings.com
Janeen Sorensen - http://wildvanilladesigns.com/
--> Emma Todd - www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com <—This is me, thanks for coming!
Audrey Bélanger - http://esperianterra.blogspot.com/
Michelle Andrade - http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/