Thursday, June 26, 2014

CC7A :: Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

This month it was my turn to host the challenge items for Alicia's Creative Continuum of 7 Artists

I sent out a mixture of blues and silvers along the theme of the old wedding adage from Victorian times: something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. I picked the theme since June is the month for weddings; although absolutely nothing about my own wedding was traditional. 

I'm also not known for following the rules, not even when I'm the one that makes them. The pieces I made for this month are not a wedding set. I also managed to send out the same mixture to all the other artists, but for some reason didn't leave enough for myself. So I'm expecting mine to look a bit different from what everyone else makes! Which will be part of the fun for me as I can't wait to see what everyone made.

I did have extra apatite, so I used that and I had one piece of the toggle (the leaf) but manage to lose the other part of it. I mean seriously ... a comedy of errors for me this month! And of course I only realized it after I had sent everyone else's out. Oh well, it will still be blue with silver!

I've been in the simple stringing mood lately, so I went with it for my piece. I wanted a striking blue bracelet with a focal closure. I pulled out an old button that fit through the leaf, which worked perfectly! I used some borrowed silk thread (from my friend Christine) to add the button and a little more apatite for fringe. I grabbed some cute bird and feather charms to make a matching pair of earrings.

So there you have it ... my something old (silver button), something new (bird and feather charms), something borrowed (silk thread from Christine) and something blue (apatite). 

So now on to the fun part of hopping around to see what everyone else made! Check out the other blogs: Alicia (our host), ChristineEmmaMoniqueSally and Therese

20 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

These are beautiful pieces but you know me, LOVE the earrings! I also checked out everyone else's creations; I must say, you inspired a lot of creativity Cynthia. =)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

*TeeHee* I love your creative "cheats", Cynthia :) Your button stand-in is a winner, and those birdies... love! Thanks so much for being the wedding guru this month :)

Alicia said...

LOL - Cynthia, you made me laugh early in the morning :) That was funny, and complete off the rules (as expected) ~ and with a gorgeous result! Love your earrings, so perfect for June, they remind me of my little robin back home, she's sitting patient on her blue eggs among the leaves :) And the ad-hoc toggle / button is completely unique! Wonderful work ~ thanks again for being part of the group; and especially for so graciously hosting this month with a lovely package.

Alicia said...

LOL - Cynthia, you made me laugh early in the morning :) That was funny, and complete off the rules (as expected) ~ and with a gorgeous result! Love your earrings, so perfect for June, they remind me of my little robin back home, she's sitting patient on her blue eggs among the leaves :) And the ad-hoc toggle / button is completely unique! Wonderful work ~ thanks again for being part of the group; and especially for so graciously hosting this month with a lovely package.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
You're bohemian to the core! I love your non traditional pieces just perfect for June weather. These pieces would have gone perfect with what I wore to my wedding. I love the earrings and the bracelet they are both beautiful. Thank you for the theme and the components you sent to play with this month, I enjoyed the trip down memory lane.
Therese

Christine Altmiller said...

I love Love LOVE the bracelet! The simplicity of color and the leaf focal, capped off with the button and the fringe, make for a perfect everyday bracelet. Looks like it fits as comfy as a pair of old jeans...but it is prettier :-) The bird earring are fantastic ~ birds in flight with all that movement. You did what you do best ~ you got the job done Your Own Way ;-) Thanks for the stash. It was a challenge this month!

kimmykats said...

My kind of creations! Love them!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Cynthia, Your bracelet is simple but charming and your earrings are adorable.Great color choices.

Patty Woodland said...

I love the earrings. So sweet. Apatite is one of my favorites

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Love how you used the button for the closure on that lovely bracelet! The earrings are so sweet! I have a "fettish" for birds...my house if full of faux bird cages (complete with faux birds inside!!) and paintings of birds abound. I would wear these in a heartbeat! I also love your earwires - TEXTURE-yeah!!

Veralynne Malone said...

Love the designs....you did great! Seems like your mistakes turned into great things!

Magic Love Crow said...

The earrings and the bracelet are so cute! They make me happy ;o) I am smiling big time! Thanks for making my night ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
(I would wear them for my wedding!)

Sally Russick said...

Its more fun to not follow the rules! Cynthia, the bracelet and earrings are beautiful, I really love the metal button you used as part of the clasp for the bracelet and the apatite beads are such a gorgeous blue. I lose beads and such that I swear I laid down right in front of me on my bead tray too! Thank you so much for the beautiful beads. I enjoyed the challenge so very much!!!

Shaiha said...

Love both pieces! I have recently fell in love with apatite. Such a beautiful blue.

BeadedTail said...

Oh I love these! I love the clever way you made the toggle! They are fabulous!

Memories for Life said...

You know I just love those bird earrings! (and love my pair too...wear them everywhere!)
Very creative to use a button with the leaf closure.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the use of the silk thread in these! The color is so pretty with the apatite. It has such a sky kind of feeling!

Caron Michelle said...

Love, love, love the birdies! Simply fabulous!

CraftyHope said...

Oooohhh, these are both so pretty! Blue is my favorite and these are just irresistible.

Sharyl said...

These are so sweet and it's like the birds are taking flight! I just know these would be great fun to wear!

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