2011 Design Partner Gallery II

We were so excited to receive such lovely entries from our design partners that we want to share more! You can view our previous post featuring more pictures from the “What’s Old is New Again!” challenge to discover fun ideas and the link to our Facebook gallery. Below are highlights from some of our incredible entries.

“Dialed Up” by Kristen of My Bead Journey

Kristen used an old coin used in Brazil for making telephone calls as her unique focal piece in her design. Her husband helped pick out the colors of seed beads to match the copper chain she used.

Ammonite Fossil Necklace by Kelley of Kell’s Creative Musings

Kelley’s “Ammonite Fossil Necklace” definitely features something old! Her combination of pearls and ancient fossils creates a unique, elegant fashion.

Created by Tish of JustATish Designs

Design Partner Tish made this fun bracelet out of some old beads from her mother’s necklace and a daisy earring drop. Very flirty and stylish!

Design by Michi Rhymes with Peachy

Michi made an intricate charm necklace that displays old family photos to turn heirlooms into jewelry. She used some silver-plated pewter pendants to protect her vintage photos.

“Autumn Colors” by Pearl of The Beading Gem’s Journal

Using an old family brooch as the pendant, this “Autumn Colors” necklace consists of colorful crocheted wires braided together.

Paper Flower Rings by Leah of Michon

These fun cocktail rings are made from rolled up paper glued onto a blank ring. Fast and simple, but full of fashion!

Created by Lynn of Beading Heart Art

Lynn used some old buttons from her personal collection to create this cool bracelet. The mixing of fiber and metal elements is a lovely homage to vintage style.

“Something Blue” by Tracey of A Beadiful Mess

Digging through an old tin given to her by her grandmother, Design Partner Tracey was inspired to make this focal piece out of a vintage pin and decorate it with Swarovski pearls and crystals.

Created by Sharla of A Beaded Tail

The cute kitty focal in this necklace is a pendant Design Partner Sharla has held onto since high school. She got a bit of inspiration from her pets on designing a delicate necklace around her pendant.

“Salma Trutta” by Chris of BeadJewelry.net

The vintage piece in this necklace is actually an old fishing license from 1960. It’s held safely inside a Nunn Design tag link and protected from damage using Magic-Glos™ resin. This necklace is a cool way to remember the past and honor a cherished family pastime.

Thank you again to all of our wonderful design partners for their ingenious talent and lovely designs. We love coming up with new challenges to see what you’ll come up with next! Check out our Facebook page to view the entire Design Partner photo gallery I and photo gallery II and view all of the lovely creations!


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  1. Reply

    Oh this was such a fun challenge! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    • Leah
    • September 1, 2011

    Thanks so much for featuring my paper flower ring with all these beautiful designs!

  2. Reply

    So many lovely creations with this fun challenge! Thank you for featuring my kitty pendant necklace!

    • jenn
    • September 1, 2011

    Beautiful work!

  3. Reply

    How exciting to be featured with so many talented artists! These pieces are AWESOME!

  4. Reply

    Gorgeous finds!! Everyone is so talented. I’m huge fan of Leah’s work, especially – so unique!

    • Sylvia
    • September 2, 2011

    WOW! What creativity! I’m proud to say I’ve seen Michi’s work up close and personal. She does absolutely beautiful work!

    • Kay
    • September 3, 2011

    Way to go,Michi! We all said that your beautifully designed heritage necklace is a keeper. Congratulations!

  5. Reply

    What beautiful and creative designs from everyone! :-]

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