Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Challenge: Reveal!

When Toltec Jewels mentioned on a facebook group that she was going to be having sign-ups for a challenge using SueBeads' chicklet beads, I was practically chomping at the bit. I knew right away that I wanted to make earrings from them, so I signed up as soon as I could!!

I received an orangish bead. I admit, not my favorite color... but oddly enough, one that I've been leaning toward more often subconsciously! I immediately purchased a second one from Sue. Then, of course, I procrastinated about making something with them.

Three days ago, I suddenly realized that the time was fast approaching! So, I made my earrings, and I like them. Not sure this will be the final incarnation, but for now, I will wear them proudly. The beads are accompanied by my own polymer clay round beads and some pale yellow swarovski dangles.

No doubt I will need some other colors in the not so distant future.

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Divya N said...

Good to know that I am not the only one who struggles with the color orange but I must say that your earrings turned out to be quite nice

Ann Schroeder said...

I love orange and love your earrings. The beads you made to go with the chicklets are great. Wonderful colors together.

Jen Ren said...

Very cute! I'm not an orange person either, but I would wear these earrings. Your polymer beads match it perfectly.

Tammy Adams said...

Adorable earrings. The greens you chose for them are a great accent. They make me think of summer.

Kristen said...

They are so fun! Beautiful design!

sheilaposter said...

I'm not usually into earrings but on this hop I am loving them.. Sue's beads work so well as earrings In one of the blogs I read that it is hard for a glass artist to make perfect pairs of beads. So we were all really lucky with this challenge

CreatingCures said...

These are great. I'm lovin' the chicklets on this Sunday morning. ~~T

AntiquityTravelers said...

those are just too much fun! great colors with a little swing on the bottom! You'll enjoy taking those out for a spin :)

Tanya McGuire said...

Such fun bright earrings. Love the addition of the green with the orange.

Kepi said...

Beautiful earrings, I love the colors. I need to order more chicklets!! Your design is perfect to show off those chick lets!

windbent said...

I love the beads you made to go with your chicklets. I like how the colors match Rita's blog hop button too. What a great memento of the C5 challenge.

Dini Bruinsma said...

Great juicy colours and a very lovely design! I can imagine that you will wear them proudly! Have fun♥ when wearing.

Kari Asbury said...

I love them! Your polymer beads are perfect with them...very cheerful :) I'm not a big orange fan either but my mom really loves it so she's forced me out of my design box to work with...and now I quite enjoy it...although still not a color I wear much.

Shaiha said...

I have been falling deeper in love with orange lately, especially the one that Sue uses for her beads. Your earrings are great and are ones that I would end up wearing a lot.

Here Bead Dragons said...

Lovely earrings - very summery but also great for fall. They're sweet.

Shirley Moore said...

As an earring challenged girl, I love seeing great designs. And this is definitely one of those! I love the design, and I'm just drooling over your oh-so-cute polymer beads!

Linda A. said...

How freaking cute! I love the clay beads you made, too. You did a great job!

Linda A.

Nan Smith said...

Adorable earrings, Jael. The colours are perfect and your beads are amazing. I would love to wear those earrings. Great for summer into autumn.

Sharyl said...

Not sure if I'm in the minority, but I'm actually quite a fan of orange. I find it such a bright, happy color! And I love your earrings--they are certainly "happy" too! (P.S. Your polymer clay is wonderful!)

lindalandig said...

I love orange (am wearing an orange top as I write this) and I think your earrings are delightful! So sunny and perfect for summer!

Susanm said...

Great colour combination - fresh and cheerful.

Jasvanti Patel said...

The earrings are so lovely!!

Peru-Medesigns said...

I really like your earring. I love to wear earrings and your designs is gorgeous...I love your polymer clay bead are very beautiful..

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Fun & Lighthearted earrings -- with gorgeous poly beads! I had no idea you created beads, Jael. They are a perfect compliment to your chicklets :) Happy & summery, and very pretty with your polished touches of fine Swarovski. I love how you added the green Swarovski & yellow in different areas to play with your colorway -- lovely!!

Thank you for sharing your gifts!
Happy Hopping xxoo Rita

Charlie said...

How did you get two? The orange color must have been a challenge, but I think you did a great job. Stunning!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Jael, I too have trouble with orange.You did a wonderful job with your chicklets. The polymer beads that you made accent them very well.

kmorgan said...

Orange is not my favorite color either. But this summer I'm learning to wear it, enjoy it & see the beauty in it. You have encouraged me in that with the lovely earrings you made. Your handmade beads are awesome! So pretty & match your chicklets so well! Did you make them to match? Great job! :)