Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Fling Challenge!

Remember the other day I showed you this kit?

Welcome to the reveal!

Amy at Amybeads put these awesome kits together and because she is just that awesome we snatched them up as quick as we could.  (well if you remember I missed it but yep she is awesome and put one together for me....MWAH! girlfriend!)  I love Amy.  She is funny, sweet, and we are sister beaders for sure.  It seems whenever we do a similar project we have the same opinions and the same issues.  She has been a huge part of my journey and I wouldn't have had it any other way.  You are a Rockstar girlfriend Amy!

So this is what happened on the way to this reveal.  I love the colors and that little bird is so cute it was easy to stare at the kit.  Then WOW I had beads that would match so I pulled them out too.  Then well I needed to start and hadn't quite found a "YES" moment.  Another one of my awesome friends was working with magatamas ( which in case you all don't know.....I haven't quite found a way to like them yet)  So hey I need to help my friend so yep I pulled them out.  Well for some reason all the beads were having a conversation and my fingers seemed to be listening.  I still wasn't sure what this would look like in the end but I am pretty sure I like it. 

So one of the other challenges Amy set for us was to use more that 50 of the kit.  The necklace uses the cute little peanut beads, the delica's, and one of the gorgeous roundels but it just wouldn't let me use the other yummies.   Hummmmmm what to do....Yep since I am totally into sets I need a bracelet.  You know what?  I used to think in bracelet form first's all Dawn's fault!!!!  Anyway I had enough of the roundels to make these 3 components but everything I have tried just hasn't worked!
I may just have to sit on these a bit till something sparks.

Once again Thank you AMY!!!!!

Please visit everyone and give them big cyber hugs!

Amy, of Amybeads
Maryanne, of Zingala's Workshop
Karyn, of Releases by Rufydoof
Therese, of Therese's Treasures
Vimala, of The Bead Diaries


  1. I love your necklace, Kristen! It's so summery and fun. I think I missed the part about using 50% of the kit! Ooops!! But, your piece is fantastic!

  2. This is a great piece. Love how you did the chain portion of the necklace.

  3. Nice! Very nice. An excellent contemporary color scheme that enhances that cute little birdie. I LOVE that birdie!!
    xx, Carol

  4. Gorgeousness!! I am sooooooooooooo super glad that I needed help and that you grabbed those magatamas!!! What a fantastic result!!!!

  5. Hi Kristen,
    Just one word Gorgeous! I love your design. I'm so proud to be among such wonderful and talented people in this challenge. I love the beaded beads and I am sure however you decide (or they decide)to use them it will be beautiful.

  6. Just call me Mrs. McSwoony over this one... sorry about the matchy matchy sets. I've got a bit too much symmetry on the brain. xo

  7. It turned out wonderful!!! I know how much you love bracelets, but those little beads just say earrings to me! They are soo cute!!!

  8. Szép ajándék és csodálatosan felruháztad !!!!

  9. KRISTEN!!!!! I just LOVE what you did with the kit. It's so bright and cheerful! The rope is great,with all it's segments and I ADORE the rondelles!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet and kind words. And thank you for participating.

  10. Gorgeous beading all, Kristen. Just lovely stuff as always. You were sure up for this challenge. WTG

  11. I love your necklace. The colors are so fresh and springy. Your little bracelet components are so cute .. I can't wait to see how you use them.

  12. Goodness Miss Kristen! That is a fun challenge! I love that little birdie and the colors are so springy to me! I especially love those little beaded bits a the end. You really need to sell things like that to me! By the way... Come over to my blog tomorrow (skip to the end if you like!) and see where your little beaded wonder ended up. I think you will like it! Enjoy the day!

  13. Wow! I have been following people who bought a kit from Amy, just t see what everyone did, and I looooove yours!

    It looks great!


  14. Ohh you did a great job Kristen. Such a happy piece. I love those little components you have started... I think they will work well in something!!


  15. Love the necklace and adore the 3 components. Can't wait to see what you do with them.


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