Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oak Leaf Challenge

Remember these sweet little oak leaf clasps that Jo Tinley of Daisychain Designs challenged a few of us with?  Well, today is the reveal day! Yes, I am late to the game...I should have had my photos taken and post all written, ready to pop up for you at dawn's early light, but you know me :)

Jo shipped all the way from the UK, so I got my leaf right before the Thanksgiving break.  I pretty much had the bracelet already made, ready to add the pretty leaf clasp and tweak it a bit.  I stuck with a sort of autumnal color scheme, which seemed to make sense to me with the leaf.

The big orange enameled bead is by me, as well as the little "blest" enamel/resin charm. The matte orange lampwork bead is by Sue Kennedy of SueBeads, and the borosilicate ones are from Julie Delaney.  I used a mixed metals approach and included copper, sterling and even a bit of bronze!  I have fallen in love with this sort of monochromatic bracelet style.  Watch for a few more that I have been working on!

Thanks, Jo, for the clasp, and the opportunity to participate in this fun little challenge!  The clasp works like a dream!  Now, go see what the other participants created with their sweet oak leaves!

Jo Tinley
Niky Sayers         
Amber Boorman             
Kimberley Roberts      
Rebecca Anderson         


  1. You nailed it! The addition of the orange - cool!

  2. That is so lovely Melissa! I love the mix of materials and beads you've used. Thank you so much for taking part in my first challenge!

  3. Love the orange and copper together...the leaf clasp so perfect with your design.love the mix.

  4. The whole thing goes so nicely together to make a really beautiful bracelet, love the beads you have used

  5. Love that enamelled bead, it's gorgeous!

  6. Melissa, Your bracelet is stunning and the colors compliment the copper oak leaf clasp well.

  7. two beautiful pieces!!! fantastic job!! i love the oranges with the oak leaf....perfect!!

  8. Absolutely love this. I really like this style of bracket too- so many different textures and shapes, but all held together with the colour....really stylish.


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