Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer of Colors : Week 2

Hi friends,
Kristin of Twinkle Twinkle has gave us the second week's color/flavor prompt; Mint Chocolate Chips Ice-cream. So tempted to buy every flavor of ice-cream every week, but will that be too fattening?. Hmmm... 

The inspiration;
Yum!

The finished project; Mint Chocolate Chip necklace!. 


I  visited Deanne Williamson's blog one day and she made a very beautiful wooden beads necklace. She is so clever!. You could find a very simple how-to-make tutorial on her blog too. I decided to give it a try and it was tricky at first making the knots, but it was all good fun!. Pretty quick project, took less than an hour knot all the beads together.


The raw materials are wooden beads, some metal beads (not in the picture) and four different colors of DMCs treads. You have to make very big, bold knots (3 -4 loops) to keep the beads in place. I painted the round wooden beads with aqua acrylic paint and dripped with purple artist ink. Spritzed with water to dilute the ink and let dry. 

I tied four metal beads (from an old bracelet) to loop-end the necklace. I didn't use any clasp for closure (just tied another knot). The necklace is long enough to go around my head. 

I couldn't believe how easy this was. Easier than making charm bracelets. Try it, someday :). Have a good Monday!.

Hugs,
Shahrul

68 comments:

  1. beautiful piece - looks fun to make and easier than fiddling with wire

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    1. Hi Helena. it's amazingly simple to make it :).

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  2. Lovely piece...the beads have a lovely hue and the cylindrical wooden one gives it a raw, ethnic look! WOnderful interpretation:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Deepa. This is my first ever hand-made necklace :).

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  3. Very pretty, and also subtle. If you didn't know about SOC then you wouldn't be missing out on anything in the piece.
    x x x

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    1. You are totally right, I could wear my art :). Thanks so much. Hugs.

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  4. THIS IS DELICIOUS...I COULD SEE ME WEARING THIS FOR SURE...GREAT IDEA...XXX

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  5. Beautiful and creative. The beads are just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. Your intricate patterns are as gorgeous. Hugs.

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  6. What an inspiration - though I fear the knots!!

    Just love how this turned out though.

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    1. Smiles. Fear not, my friend. It's totally fun & infectious :).

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  7. Stunning.... clever you. Love the colours.

    Karen

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  8. I am IN LOVE with this necklace, especially the colours on the round, wooden ones! Great stuff! Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Valerie!. Wooden beads are cool because we can paint on them :).

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  9. This is excellent!! I LOVE this!!

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  10. What a lovely way to interpret the challenge - I just love it and you've used some beautiful beads for it.

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  11. This is lovely and so wonderful to see jewellery inspired by the summer of colour as well as paintings and scrapbooks!!

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    1. Hi Nicola, I'm in awe looking at everyone's artwork in this challenge. :)

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  12. Gorgeous beads! Love your take on the challenge. :)

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  13. Super cute! What a wonderful way to work with this week's theme.

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    1. Am totally loving the hues for this week. :)

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  14. Mint Choc Chip necklace what a FAB idea - good job - BJ

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  15. So pretty. Love your color combo.

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  16. the perfect summer necklace!!!!!!!
    Lovely work!

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  17. What a lovely necklace! This is a wonderful 'take' on this week's colour prompt :o)

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  18. Very pretty! Love your interpretation of this weeks colors...

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  19. so lovely that you'll be able to wear your art! fun and functional!

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    1. I'm loving the idea of wearable art :). Thanks, Molly.

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    1. Kristin, you've made me lovin Baskin Bobbins more and more now. Inspired.

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  21. First I had a chuckle when I saw the ice cream-it's my hubby's fave and I just bought some for him the other day. I absolutely adore your necklace Shahrul and especially the wonderful way you painted the beads to resemble the ice cream-beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda :). I have to tell you that I love Choc Mint' colors more than the ice-cream itself :). But this challenge has changed my opinion :). They all look delicious!.

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  22. I'm super impressed. What a fun design.

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  23. Ooooh....so pretty! You certainly are a woman of many talents Shahrul! :)

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    1. It certainly worth the try, Yvonne :). I got over my doubt and crazily LOVING art jewelry now ...hugs.

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  24. Oooh I like, I like. Beautiful!!

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  25. It looks great! And it sounds like such a fun project to do! :)

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  26. Gorgeous bead necklace... those colors look so beautiful together... so very lovely...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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    1. Thanks :). Wooden beads are cool because it takes paint well.

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  27. What a lovely idea to make a necklace!!

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  28. Isn't it fun to try something new and different! What a sweet treasure you have now!

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    1. Agreed. So refreshing to try something new for this lovely challenge :). Hugs.

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  29. Wow this is beautiful Shahrul.
    I really studied those beads you painted. Incredible. I hope you don't mind if I Pin this to Pinterest so I can look up the tutorial for future reference.
    Thanks for the link.
    Lesley♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Lesley :). I don't mind at all you pinning. Hugs.

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  30. This is so pretty! I love to use parts to old jewlery and give them new life in something else! I love how you painted the beads.

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    1. I crazily love altered art. I almost shriek in joy when my bracelet snapped cause I could use the beads for some altered art! LOL. Hugs.

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  31. That is such a great idea and a perfect take on the summer of colour... the beads you painted are really amazing... I am sure a lot of people will be blown away by this week's work...xx

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey :). I'm loving all of their creations this week too.

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  32. Love what you have made for this weeks challenge!... the bead colours really compliment each other :)

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