Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cone Challenge - Sponsored by Lorelei Eurto



Thanks Lorelei Eurto!!!! For sponsoring this challenge and giving me the opportunity to work with Keirsten Giles handmade bead cones. 
Keirsten is one of my favorite designers, I drool at her store. I think her jewlery is meticulously designed and beautiful.
So here are the cones that were sent out to 5 designers including me.  The goal was to come up with a unique design using them and attempt to use them in a new way.

I started my design with 2 of the above cones. 

I knew that if I altered the cones in someway that I would have to stick with a plan so I punched 4 holes into the base of each cone.


I added these uniquely drilled Kyanite Beads that I bought from Dakota Stones and some coral lampwork beads. 

I remembered I had done a design with these Kyanite beads that Keirsten really liked and I thought they would compliment the warm tones in her copper bead caps.


I hope you like what I did with the bead cones.  It was great fun!!!  
 Want to see the other jewelry artists creations with these lovely bead cones check the following listings by clicking the names.



17 comments:

  1. What an inventive and stunning use of her cones! Love the multi-layered effect! The beads you chose -- and your awesome wire wrapping -- are a perfect match to her gorgeous components! This is fantastic!

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  2. Very cool!! I like this! Never thought to punch holes in the cones, that's brilliant!! Your necklace came out great. Love the Kyanite sticks you've been using.

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  3. What a gorgeous piece! I think the extra holes are a great idea...they really add a different dimension to the wirework. Very cool!
    Jen

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  4. Love your design. What a great use of Kiersten's gorgeous cones. The wire wrapping on the Kyanite is awesome.

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  5. Totally gorgeous! I love the colours you've used - very mellow - and your wire wrapping is cool.

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  6. I absolutely love what you did with these. In fact, I don't remember a piece you designed that I haven't loved:)

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  7. I really love this piece. The mix of copper and THAT blue - wonderful mix! You are so talented lady! I agree with Sherri, ALL your pieces are beautiful!

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  8. Wow. That is stunning. The extra holes in the cones are genius and I love the way you wrapped the kyanite beads.

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  9. What a great idea, I have a bunch of these I have made on the bench and now I am going to have to try this technique.

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  10. Love the mixture of warm/cool tones and mix of textures. A piece I would definitely wear, a lot.

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  11. Love it! Very innovative use of the cones!

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  12. Very cool! I had been thinking of using the cones this way, as part of a focal element that was strung horizontally, like with chain or beads. I like the vertical kyanite in the center! And the holes offer a different construction technique--sometimes if you're using larger beads it can be awkward to use a cone in the traditional way. The cones that Lorelei used actually do have four holes in them, with four headpin rosettes.

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  13. How stunning! Love the colors, that Kyanite is gorgeous. What an inventive way to use the cones!

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  14. Oooh, braver than me! I don't know that I could have punched any holes. Of course, now I've been challenged and I still have the other cone... hmmmm.... Now see what you've done?! I must now study these photos carefully!
    Beautiful colors and, yes, they complement the copper wonderfully.

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  15. I love kyanite and that blue is so pretty with copper. What a clever way to make the focal with those beads! Lovely design. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  16. Very cool! Great use of the cones.

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  17. That's so lovely and creative! I don't think I would have been brave enough to put holes in the cones. You are so brave to stretch yourself that creatively! Nice job!

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