Monday, March 10, 2008

Challenge 14 - Stringing Beads

I don't know about you, but I got a little carried away buying beads last fall for our 4th challenge with Ali Edwards. So, let's put those extra beads to good use. Your challenge is to use beads on your layout -- but -- you must string them. You can use any size bead you'd like. String them with thread, fibers, wire, ribbon - whatever works for you. You can make shapes with your beads, as Jen and I did, use them to frame a journaling box like Becky, or as part of a design like Alicia.

Just post your creations here by Sunday, March 23rd. And the RAK for this challenge is a Spoonful of Sugar kit from Studio Calico. So pull out those beads and get stringing!

Here's what the team did:

Jen used her beads to embellish her blocks of Love, Elsie patterned paper.

Becky used Queen & Co. beads to make both a rectangular journaling box and to outline shapes in her patterned paper.

I used wire to string my beads and shaped them into circular elements.

Alicia used daisy beads and strung them through Maya Roads ribbon, making a lovely vine with flowers.


Sharie said...

I have beads, but I don't think I've ever used them! I'll have to give this one a try - thanks for challenging us to step outside of our comfort zone!

Elizabeth said...

Wow those are such great LOs! Thanks for the inspiration!

connie Ivey said...
Here's the link to what I did with this challenge. I've had beads forever but really not used them much in layouts so thanks for encouraging me to!

takako said...

Thank you for a splendid challenge

Because I did not have beads, I used the spangle.
I buy beads and want to challenge it again.

Here is mine..

Elizabeth said...

Here's mine, I went out and bought beads yesterday. Thanks for the great challenge!

mica said...

I had bought these beads for Christmas craft but this was actually my first time using them on a layout.

Thanks for looking.

Sandy said...

I have different size beads and have used them on LO before. This was fun. Here's my link. The LO is done using Feb monthly kit and the beads are strung on small rick-rak on the bingo card and in the lower right hand corner of the LO. Thanks, enjoyed this challenge and thanks to Deborah for telling me about it.

Laurel (shreve6) said...

I have been a lurker here, and I decided to actually post mine thi9s time. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Love this site! Here is mine.

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous layouts!! And another great challenge! Here's my layout for this challenge:

Thanks for the challenge!!


Jen said...

This was fun!!! Thank you for a great challenge!!!

Here's my link:

Have a wonderful Easter!!! :)

debra lynn said...

Thanks again for the inspiration!! Here is my submission. I used lots of beads. I strung the long strands vertically next to the photos and on the large pink flower. I also did the beads with the diamond glaze again :)