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), Christine, Emma, Monique, Sally and Therese.