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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CC7A Reveal for May: Tutti-Fruity

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Welcome to the May edition of the Creative Continuum of Seven Artists! This month Therese Frank brings us the colours of late spring in Alabama... "Tutti-Fruity":




This month I had plenty of piles of starters, half-thought-out designs and gorgeous green, orange and yellow beads. Finally everything went back in a tray:


These WILL return. I have plans. Sort of :)
I forgot to mention... this is ONE tray... of SEVEN I had out!


Then I played with polymer clay for a few days. No problem getting the colours pretty close:




I was overwhelmed with inspiration. Not.

So for the last week I have been stringing and restringing pretty well the same beads. I thought it would be fun to make something with only two types of components. I picked glass and leather. Here, finally, is version #199:




Looks so innocent and without guile just laying there, doesn't it? LOL One would never guess at the struggle it put up!

And on the bust:




Here's what made the cut: artisan lampwork by Gems in Bloom (Jacqueline) (focal); Kathryn Newman Lampwork and Jewellery (Kat)A Little Trinket (Anna)Mermaid Glass (Laurie); oodles of Indonesian lampwork by makers whose names I will undoubtedly never learn (imported by Karine of Yukidesigns); and some yellow agate donuts (OK, that's a cheat, but they look and feel like glass LOL). Everything strung on lime green 1-mm leather cord. Oh and teeny tiny African seed beads of recycled glass.

The necklace length is adjustable from 16"-22" by way of two sliding knots at the top.


Knew I forgot one photo. Here's the "gang" LOL:





Do visit these lovely blogs and check what goodies these designers have in store for you:


Alicia Marinache 
(Fearless Leader)
Therese Frank
(this month's hostess) 

Yes, we are down one member but we hope it's only temporary!



You are welcome to return on June 26 when it will be Sally's turn to share Soft Summer Hues :)

9 comments:

  1. Hi Monique,
    I love your necklace it is so bright and very tutti fruity yummy! I think necklace #199 is a winner.
    Therese

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  2. Sometimes it takes 199 tries, but then it's a beauty! And I am quite sure you've been too hard on yourself on the other 198, as we all are. Love the summer feel of your necklace - a true representative of the tutti-fruity family. Therese's right: it is yummy :)

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  3. So very tutti-fruiti! great blend of colors ... I just can't seem to get colors to mix and match and blend like that! I know how you feel with all the stops and starts and then rip it out! For some reason this one was a real challenge for me color-wise! But you nailed it with this fun, glorious bit of tutti-fruity!

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  4. Hi Monique, It may have taken you several tries but you got it right. Your necklace is lovely.

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  5. I like your necklace so much, it's very summery and so beautifully coordinated.
    Bravo Monique!!!

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  6. I want to put this in the candy bowl and eat them throughout the next few weeks! What a Yummy, bright, fun necklace! Your other 198 takes lead to great results ;-)

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  7. Monique, I can see this necklace worn as a chocker (love that it is adjustable!!) on a tan skinned surfer chick. To me the necklace has such a beautiful urban, boho vibe! Wonderfully done!

    I was in your shoe with April's color palette... it just threw me for a loop!!

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  8. Pretty summer colours Monique.

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  9. So pretty! I love the palette. You have one heck of a bead stash, Monique! It's fun to see what you pull out of it, and put together.

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