Name That Beadwork: Win a Kit of Kabela Metal Findings!

I don't often work with metal beads and components, so this month's challenge kit from Beadwork magazine was a REAL challenge for me!

Give us your best name for this beaded rope necklace! Leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win this month's challenge kit.

Opening up the kit, I was thrilled to see some metal seed beads, a pack of wintry-looking seed beads, and a little stash of Kabela metal components and findings. I was immediately drawn to that beautiful metal twig — it must have been my outdoorsy side coming out, but I wanted to use that twig! My husband came to the rescue with the perfect drill bit for making a couple of tiny holes in the metal, and I was good to go!

The wintry seed bead mix was very tempting, but I wasn't sure how I was going to use that. Then, just by accident, I happened to notice a couple of strands of aqua terra jasper sitting on my work table. The lovely, earthy browns in the jasper picked up the browns of the metal components, and the dark green seed beads pulled the whole thing together!

Because I was on a beaded rope kick around that time, I decided to put the whole thing together with a simple spiral rope, accented with those amazing metal seed beads. I don't know about anyone else, but just reading the words "metal seed beads" makes me start to do a Homer Simpson: "Mmmm, metal seed beads!"

You could win this beautiful kit of seed beads and Kabela metal components!

When I tried to dangle all of the metal leaves from the twig using wrapped loops, it was just too busy. And I didn't like the noise that the metal leaves made, clanking into each other all of the time. This was one time when I felt that my jewelry was best seen and not heard! So I dove back into my stash and made a pair of really, really long beaded earrings to complete the set!

Now it's your turn to complete the beading project, and maybe win a kit of seed beads and Kabela components! Think of a name for this necklace and leave it as a comment on this post. We'll take comments until Monday, April 30, 2012 at midnight (12:00 a.m.) EST at which time we'll choose from the names submitted. The one we like the best will win the beading kit pictured here! (Please note: this contest is open to those residing in the U.S. only.)

Good luck, and bead happy!

Jennifer

P.S. We'll contact the winner of the challenge via the email provided in your Beading Daily profile, so make sure everything is up to date!

Update: The winner chosen for this challenge was Lisa Lockhart, with the name Seasonal Serendipity. Congratulations, Lisa!

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