19 January, 2018

Purple overload

Not yet in the mood for spring-cleaning my apartment, I thought I'd rather try to get rid of some of my rafting projects that wait way too long to be published :)
A while ago, I tried to use up a couple of things that were piling up in my stash, and as there were lots of pearls among all the other stuff, I got back to jewelry making. Nothing major, neither especially "extra" nor really time consuming - just for the sake of making a coupe of leftovers wearable.
A necklace of leftover beads that came with a beading mix. As it is with every mix, some parts get used up quickly while others just keep taking up space and collecing dust. These purple things of various shades and sizes were quite un-useful to me, but I finally decided to add some small leftover-beads from other projects and just thread them on a string. And I actually do like the result!
Turns out in the end I had leftovers from the leftovers that were just enough to make a matching bracelet, too.
Another necklace in rainbow-amethyst, a colour that doesn't seem to pop out well in the photos, but honestly doesn't look any better in real life. I'm not sure whether I'll keep that one in my collection just the way it is, or maybe try to use the beads in another way, or just gie it away and stop bothering. 
A real amethyst necklace for which I just used a new thread and clasp as there's no idea that comes to mind for using these semiprecious stones (and I have a couple more of them!). Nevertheless, I still like it better than necklace #2 but maybe not enough to consider keeping it.
A bit more vivid and fun - threading up this purple mix actually gave a surprisingly nice effect on this necklace - especially due to the differently shaped beads. To make it a little more special, I used a special end cap, too. For the moment, definitely a keeper.
And as I still had lots of those beads left, I made another, shorter necklace, this time with a rather normal magnetic clasp.
A little contribution to the January collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
cardmania: monochrome
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
creative moments: ATG
fabnfunky: girly
inspiration destination: ATG
kreativtanten: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: ATG
use your stuff: monochromatic
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. Gorgeous work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  2. what fab creations and thanks for sharing at crafty catz in our ATG challenge this week hope to see you again very soon and dont forget we have a GDT call for February

  3. Wunderschöne Schmuckstücke sind das. Die gefallen mir sehr, sehr gut.
    Danke, das Du bei den Kreativtanten mitmachst.
    Liebe Grüße Beate

  4. Beautiful Jewellery
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  5. Gorgeous makes, thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Angie DT

  6. Hi your creations are stunning. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 28 “Anything Goes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  7. WOW, this looks amazing. I especially love the white and purple necklace with the small beads. Stunning!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Good luck! Nick

  8. WONDERFUL!!! Love them all!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit and follow my blog}

  9. Tolle Ketten.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativtanten.
    Viele Grüße Andrea

  10. Beautiful necklace. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our January challenge 18 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

  11. Gorgeous necklace and I love the different shapes,sizes and shades of purple-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  12. Very nice!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting With An Attitude Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Mary DT Member for Crafting With An Attitude...

  13. Čudovite ogrlice - navdihujoče in polne inspiracije!
    Hvala, ker jih deliš z nami v galeriji Scrapping4fu :-)
    Prijeten zaključek vikenda ti želim, Majda, DT

  14. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  15. Stunning work.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges.
    Kelly (DT)

  16. Wow... I love your bead weaving. Seems a lot of work, but the result is amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4fun Challenges.