Sunday, August 3, 2014

Choosy Chicks Choose Chicklets Design                                     Challenge!

                   (Featured Artist Sue Kennedy of SueBeads and Hosted by Toltec Jewels)


Another bead another challenge!  This time it was a single Chicklet bead made by SueBeads.

I was very fortunate that the color I received in the random selection was a beautiful blue.

Did I start designing my piece immediately?  Of course not-that would be SO unlike me.  I waited until the day before-early for me-to start gathering beads in the pallet that I had already chosen in my mind when I first got the Chicklet.

Melding the "blue willow" pattern style of antique Asian Bowls and "Wedgewood Blue" antiques my delicate design began to take hold!
Using some vintage pale blue seed beads, fresh water potato pearls, Czech glass leaves and some fabulous green patinaed seed beads cut on the diagonal, gear shaped spacers and of course the SueBeads Chicklet as a focal with a large crystal perching atop the Chicklet it all came together.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog and see my work,

Thank you for the pleasure of participating in this blog hop Rita-aka Toltec Jewels and Sue Kennedy-aka SueBeads!  I really enjoyed this challenge!
Please take some time and check out all the other artists' beautiful designs and blogs!


Guest of Honor & Featured Artist:  Susan Kennedy

Sue Kennedy's blogs:                               SueBeads...A Beady Girl's blog
                                                               Art Jewelry Elements
Sue Kennedy's website                            SueBeads
SueBeads Art Beads                                SueBeads


Toltec Jewels                                 


Linda Anderson                             

Jennifer Reno                                 

Shirley Moore                                

Kristen Stevens                              

Marybeth Rich                               

Jael Thorp                                      

Melissa Trudinger                           

Andrea Glick                                  

Nan Smith                                      

Blanca Medina                               

Shai Williams                                  

Carolyn Lawson                             

Rana Wilson                                   

Robin Reed                                    

Robin Showstack                           

Sheila Prosterman                           

Karla Morgan                                

Kari Asbury                                   

Kelly Rodgers                                

Jayne Capps                                  

Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi          

Heather Richter                             

Chris Eisenberg                             

Kathleen Breeding                         

Linda Landig                                 

Crystal Thain                                 

Cheri Reed                                    

Heather d-Entremont                     

Dini Bruinsma                                

Lori Schneider                               

Tammy Adams                              

Melinda Orr                                  

Lennis Carrier                               

Cynthia Machata                           

Elizabeth Hodges                          

Debbie Rasmussen                        

Tanya McGuire                             

Charlie Jacka                                

Ev Shelby                                     

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson              

Jasvanti Patel                              


  1. Robin - How sweet and unexpected! I really LOVE the design and how you integrated the cog and fringe on the bottom - adorable!

    Linda A.

  2. You are too kind. Thank you Linda!

  3. Another wonderful chicklet color. You picked up the blue in the chicklet and then you re-emphasized it with the darker blue. The little seed beads cut on the diagonal are a nice detail. Its a lovely necklace

  4. Beautiful designs! I love the lovely soft colors and pearls mixed with the edgy metal! It would be a fun, easy to wear necklace.

  5. Delightful design. Very feminine and romantic.

  6. I agree with Liz. The wedgewood blue chicklet with the gears is a great combination of soft and edgy. Great job!

  7. I love your choice in the beads you choose to make your set. Very nice!!

  8. This is very special and playful... You are so right, all the materials and colours come together... ♥♥♥

  9. Love your design! Everything came together so beautifully :)

  10. Love how you used your chicklet, great color combo!

  11. Wow...I really love your piece. It is very reminiscent of Blue Wedgwood! But I love the like punk in there with the gear pieces. Excellent job!

  12. The Wedgewood & antique china theme is sophisticated and gorgeous with your chicklet! The elements are wonderful, from the genuine pearls to the iris magatamas. What a beautiful way to feature the floral lampwork: smart, elegant, so pretty! You knocked it out of the park Robin! Thank you so much for sharing your talents! Happy Hopping! xxoo Rita

  13. Your set is so pretty! Very delicate just like the Wedgewood china & your bead choices are perfect!