Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Gaea's Design Challenge

About a month ago, Gaea posted a design challenge/giveaway on her blog. She chose 6 designers at random to receive a set of 3 of her gorgeous 'Mermaid Beads'! The participants were chosen at random out of all who commented on her blog post. I was lucky enough that my number came up in the drawing! I was thrilled! I love Gaea's beads, especially her magical mermaid beads.  In return, She asked the designers to come up with their own jewelry design using the 3 mermaid beads and the above bracelet as inspiration.
Today is the reveal day for our creations!

Here's my design:

I had a lot of fun coming up with this fun bracelet! Thank you for the inspiration, Gaea!

Here are the links to the other participants in the challenge:

Life in the Bead Lane

For My Sweet Daughter


Sue Beads

Spirited Earth 

Also, please visit Gaea's blog for more!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Nice job Erin! Those mermaid beads are just so stunning!
    Bead Happy!

  2. I love how this piece turned out, the knotted linen looks great with the Mermaid beads. I like the leather button toggle too!
    I love how you were inspired!

  3. It's like little sea bubbles. Nice bracelet!

  4. Erin, I love your bracelet. I also felt red would be a good addition to the ceramic beads.

  5. i love the use of the knotted cording for extra color and texture..really beautiful

  6. Wow! super nice. Casual and exclusive looking at the same time.

  7. Very cool bracelet I love the knotted cords pop of color.

  8. Very imaginative use of the fibers, Erin. But then again, you are the master at that blending of beads and fiber.

    I love the salmon color. It just pops.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin (the other ;-)

  9. Love the bracelet! All the little beads knotted remind me of bubbles. Very excited about the news of the book too. I don't use fiber nearly as much as I'd like to so it will be on my "to buy" list when it's all done!


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