Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery periodically puts together challenge kits. This month two challenges are on display. I participated in the Last Harvest challenge.
Each kit consists of some special beads and a seed bead mix that Andrew puts together.
I always inspect the luxury bead blend very closely.
I like to include some kind of beadweaving with Andrew’s kits, since he so kindly puts together these luscious mixes, aka the luxury bead blends. But I also like to try to do something different that I haven’t done before when I do challenges.
Usually I spend a couple of weeks thinking about the challenge before deciding what I will do, but this time for some reason, the idea popped into my head after only a few minutes. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that for the first time, I sat down with my sketchbook.
I decided I wanted to decorate the silk ribbon with bead embroidery. I had to do some research on how to do the edging, but Google to the rescue.
Here is the finished necklace: