Monday, November 12, 2012

Blue Moon Beads Design Team Project : Rum Raisin and Gold

Blue Moon Rum Raisin Double Strand

You might remember last month I announced that I’d been selected to be part of Blue Moon Beads 2012-2013 Design Team. I’m so excited to share the first project I made with the wonderful supplies they sent me to play with!

Included in the supplies were several tins of color coordinated beads. The first one I played with is called “Rum Raisin”

Blue Moon Rum Raisin

Pinks, purples, lavenders and orange.  The colors immediately said “gold” to me so I used some gold BM chain that I already had in my stash. I made several clusters of beads to intermix with the chain using beading wire and wrapped loops. A great video to show you how to make a wrapped loop is here: Wrapped Loop Tutorial

BM Run Raisin Gold Chain
I didn’t have any particular order so I just kind of eyeballed my spacing of the beaded sections.
BM Run Raisin Gold Chain
II folded my large completed chain in half and attached jump rings to each end and then added some more chain to each end.
BM Rum Raisin Doubled
Using stringing wire, I strung a small section of beads that I attached with jump rings to the middle of the double layer:
Rum Raisin Strand

Rum Raisin Blue Moon Beads

I like the randomness of this and these are definitely colors I would not likely have put together on my own. These little tins can be found at JoAnn’s and Blue Moon chain and beading supplies can be found at several craft stores.

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Disclosure: As part of the Blue Moon Design Team, supplies were provided for my use. Opinions are my own.


Michelle L. said...

Beautiful, Carol! I like the unique way you made the center extra beady! Cool name for the mix of colors, too.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Just lovely, Carol! Those colors are wonderful together. And gold was the perfect match!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is gorgeous!! And SO JEALOUS btw! I wish I knew Blue Mood Beads was going a design team!! I love beading :)