Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Suddenly Spring Challenge Reveal

Michelle Mach challenged more than 20 designers to take this blue sparkly, blingy glass bead stretch bracelet and make it into something hip and wearable for Spring. I was up for the challenge!

Here's the challenge bracelet with the materials I picked out for my project. Here we have an orange silk ribbon from Marsha Neal Studio, 1mm waxed cotton cord and a fancy copper toggle clasp. When I was thinking about my design,  I knew right away that I wanted to add Pantone's 2012 color of the year, tangerine tango to my piece. Perfect for Spring. Look at those colors pop!
Suddenly Spring 2012
Here is my finished piece! I kept it a bracelet. I decided to omit the silver crystal spacers that were on the original version. I used the waxed cotton cord to string the blue faceted glass roundelles. Then, I knotted the silk ribbon around the beads in a square knot.

Dress and sandals from www.shopdejavu.com
My new Suddenly Spring bracelet would look fabulous with this colorful print dress and boho flower sandals. I would love to have this outfit for Spring and Summer! Now, if you will excuse me, think I need to go buy that dress and those sandals right now.
Thank you for stopping by!
Please check in with the other designers to see what they have created.

Suddenly Spring Blog Hop Participants
 Michelle - Beads & Books [Hostess]
Andrew - The Writing & Art of Andrew Thornton
Christa - Adventures of One Beady Woman
Dita - Alankarshilpa
Donetta - Simply Gorgeous
Erin - Erin Siegel Jewelry You are here!
Heather - As I Bead It
Jean - Snap Out of It Jean - There's Beading to Be Done!
Karen - Over the Moon Design
Kate - We Can Make That At Home
Kay - Palm Coast Art
Kim - CianciBlue
Kristina - Wild Roses and Blackberries
Linda - Lindy's Designs
Lisa - Pine Ridge Treasures
Marlene - Amazing Designs by Marlene
Michelle - Reverie & Revival
Pam - The Crazy Creative Corner
Renetha - Lamplight Crafts
Sharyl - Catchenthesun
Terry - Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Therese  - Therese's Treasures
Pamela - Someday Beads


  1. Sweet! I love the addition of the beautiful orange silk. The color combination is just gorgeous!

  2. Wow Erin - it is awesome! i must admit, I saw the original bracelet and wondered just how good it could be made to look....but you really have done it here! Stunning, chic and boho.

  3. Great color combo. I love the use of the orange ribbon in the piece. I'm going to make a point this year of using more ribbons, cords and fibers and can't wait for your book to come out to see some tips and techniques. I just don't have the confidence I need to do more with fiber. I love this piece.

  4. I have visited a few blogs now and so far not many used the spacers. What an innovative way to use the orange ribbon.

  5. Turquoise color and orange is one of my favorite color combos. This is a wonderful, bright, completely wearable bracelet. Beautiful, Erin!

  6. Ur designs always Rock Out to me! I dig the Colours since their my fav & luv ur design best! BTW can't wait for ur book to come out! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Love the color combination. One of my new favorite combinations. Beautiful piece.

  8. Wow! I was interested to see what you'd do with those sparklies and you certainly made it your own style! Love it!

  9. Wow Erin, this bracelet is gorgeous! The orange silk tied around the blue beads (brilliant idea) really makes this a unique and fun piece.

  10. Charming and lovely! I am in love with that orange silk.

  11. Oh my, this is stunning. I love the outfit you've put it together with, too. ;-)

  12. Erin, I love your design so fresh and bright love the orange with the aqua oh so pretty!

  13. Awesome use of the silk! And a great match for the dress!

  14. Wow. That is a dynamite use of color Miss Erin! I love the fun vibe this piece has. Those blue beads look like shimmering water to me and the orange makes the whole piece sing. Enjoy the day.

  15. Oh. Uhm... wow! (stares in awe and tries to figure out how!?) I love this! What a wonderful use of the ribbon. You have GOT to teach me how you did that!

  16. Erin - I just keep staring at your bracelet and saying: "Wow"! Love the color combo. I don't know how you managed to wrap the silk around the beads like that, but it sure looks great!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I am *amazed* after working so hard on your book that you keep coming up with new, fresh ideas for how to use ribbon! Thanks for joining the challenge!

  18. Oh. My. GOD!!! I am loving the use of the tangerine ribbon...loving the entire thing so much! You are always an inspiration, Erin.

  19. Erin, your design is so fresh and invigorating, it makes me want to get into something crisp and white while I put away all my winter clothes - permanently!

  20. So clever and creative....what a great way to use ribbon. The tangerine is gorgeous with the blue. I adore your bracelet!!

  21. Love love love the ribbon! I like how you've knotted the ribbon between the beads, so effective. Tangerine Tango is slowly becoming one of my fav colours to use as an accent not just for Spring but for Summer as well. Those spacer were a bit of a problem for me as well, although I found throwing a couple in a pair of earrings worked for me.

  22. This is to die for! I'm so in love with this color combo. Very smart! What a perfect compliment to the dress and sandals...it has me thinking of Summer.

  23. Oh ,that is a fun piece. Love the design and the color combo - divine. Screams summer to me! And I'm so looking forward to that season!

  24. Hi! I love what you did with the bracelet! And the clothing options go perfectly with the bracelet.

  25. I love the color combo and your design. Beautiful.

  26. Erin, hello from mike :)
    This bracelet is charming and joyful. You're very inventive.
    If I won these beads, I would make... decoration of my summer dress with them.


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