Friday, November 30, 2012

November Challenge – Winner’s Designs

Six names were drawn from the hat, and five people stepped up to claim their prize.  Each package contained 8 pink Swarovski faceted beads (8mm) and one Swarovski clasp to match.

Robin was delighted when she received her package.  She loves crystals and she loves pink.  She wanted the crystals to be the most predominant feature of her piece.  She actually came up with two different designs, taking the first one apart to create the second one.

Design #1

Close Up - Design #1

I like how she contrasted the blue and silver elements with the pink crystals allowing them to stand out, front & centre.

Design #2

Close Up - Design #2

You can see more of Robin's work on Facebook, Pinterest, or on her blog.


Pink and sliver are two colors that Zoe normally doesn't work with. So it took her awhile to figure out what she wanted to do with her challenge kit.  She experimented with 3 different designs before coming up with "Pink Bubbles". This silver fish got into the champagne and is now blowing pink bubbles. 

Pink Bubbles - Close Up

Pink Bubbles - Full View

To see more of Zoe's work, check out her blog and her Etsy shop.


Kashmira really wanted to use each and every piece in the package she received from me.  She also wanted to challenge herself to make a bracelet since she struggles with them.  She was determined to overcome that mental block.  It did not turn out to her complete satisfaction, but she is reasonably pleased with the end result. Next, she made some very simple earrings for herself and she used part of the toggle to make a tiny pendant for a necklace.  Now, when she wears pink, and needs something dainty to accessorize her outfit, she will have this set.  It will become a staple for her.

Kashmira's Designs

Take a look at Kashmira's blog and her shop to see more of her work.


When Lisa opened her challenge kit with the pretty pink beads, her first thought was to create a winter themed bracelet with icy white crystals.  Then, she remembered that she had some beautiful collage beads with Japanese paper made by the talented Jeannie Dukic!  They were a perfect match for the pink beads!  The focal bead for the bracelet is a dyed agate. The bracelet and matching earrings have a "feminine, floral" vibe to them. She named the set "Winter Blooms".  

Winter Blooms Earrings

Winter Blooms Bracelet

Go to Lisa's website/shop or her blog to see more of her designs.


Gail made some earrings with her challenge kit.  Aren't they adorable?  They look like they'd be fun to wear.

Gail's Flower Earrings

You can see more of Gail's work on her Etsy Shop.

Thanks are extended to everyone who entered the Giveaway Challenge.  I wish you could all have won!  The November winners did a fabulous job and came up with some very different designs.  This was so much fun that I will have another giveaway challenge in the new year!  Stay tuned to my blog for details.


  1. Wow! I did not know everyone was getting the same beads. This is sweet! So many ways to design with one set of beads! Loved everyone's creations, but the bubble bracelet's got to be my favorite :)

    Thanks again for hosting this party!

    1. That's what I wanted to different people would use the same beads. Each design is unique and I can't pick a favourite. I love them all!

  2. Thanks again, Bonnie for the chance to participate! It is amazing to see all the different ways people come up with to use the same set of beads! I really love Gail's flower earrings!

  3. These are all winning designs and so beautiful ladies. Thanks Lisa for using my beads and creating something so pretty.

  4. Thank you so much Bonnie for the challenge, I was so glad I won!!! I really like all of the designs. I think the fish and bubbles bracelet is my favorite! Great Job ladies!!

  5. I really appreciate being in your challenge. I was so excited about winning. I had a great time. I love all the designs. I think the fish and bubbles bracelet is my favorite. Great Job ladies!!