Suddenly Spring Challenge

Back in January, Michelle made the announcement that the first quarter challenge was up and ready!  This go around the theme was Suddenly Spring and it featured this bracelet:

I knew immediately what I was going to create with the bracelet once I received it…

The blue had to be used to create an April Showers themed necklace.  Off I went into the studio to hammer and saw metal to create the raindrops.  Then of course I rounded up the other beads, which includes freshwater pearls, montana blue swarovski bicone beads, aqua and smoke swarovski helix beads.

In the end this is what was created:

Suddenly Spring Challenge, Raindrop Necklace, Tear Drop Necklace

While I was in my studio I also created components for two more necklaces using the remainder of the beads from the bracelet. Unfortunately I didn’t quite finish the other two projects, but don’t worry I will be posting them once they are finished.

In the mean time you can check out whatever one else has created…

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
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 Craftz
Sharyl – Catchenthesun
Terry – Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Therese  – Therese’s Treasures
Pamela – Someday Beads


  1. Love the raindrops. April showers never occurred to me during the challenge, April is in Autumn in Australia(lol). the length is perfect and I love the additional beads.

  2. I love the hammered raindrops and your April Showers theme. I’m so impressed that you sawed the metal yourself. This looks like the kind of necklace that’s so easy to wear all the time. Thanks for joining the challenge!

  3. Oh,oh,OH! I just love this! Because of where I live, I was thinking more of “heat” with my design and because we don’t get a lot of rain. But, this is just great! It would make me think of cool, cloudy days and a fine drizzle just begging for me to sit on the porch and listen to the rain hit the roof and plosh into the mud.


  1. […] I promised there were a few more creations to go with my Suddenly Spring Challenge.  I mean I had to use the rest of the beads […]

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