My dad and I always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby and see the "Run for the Roses" in all its glory. But we contented ourselves with watching the pageantry on TV together. And now that he's gone, I've continued the tradition on my own.
So when I saw Bobbie Rafferty's Hat's Off Challenge, I had to jump in!
The challenge? Choose one of the amazingly over-the-top hats that have been worn to the Kentucky Derby over the years and create a piece of jewelry that is inspired by that hat. (Here's the link to all the hats we had to choose from: Hats Off Challenge)
My favorite is this vintage hat...I loved the colors and the movement of the feathers.
So I started with a nice sized piece of white sea glass, grabbed my beading needles and started going through my bead stash!
I decided to use variegated green 11/0 seed beads for the beaded bezel and the main color of the necklace.
I had never created anything using the St. Petersburg stitch...so since I try to learn something new for the challenges, this was my time to dive in!
The necklace is created with a double St. Petersburg stitch. The necklace is mostly the variegated green 11/0 beads, with orange and pink 11/0 beads as the accent colors.
Not colors I would have normally chosen, but perfect for the warmer weather that is (finally!) coming our way!
Thanks for dropping by to see my challenge creation! Here's a list of everyone who is part of the Hat's Off Challenge...please be sure to visit and see all the amazing creations inspired by the Derby hats!
Arlene Dean www.aglassbash.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Cheryl Dunham www.renaissance-jewelry.
Christine Altmiller www.onekisscreations.blogspot.
Cindy Wilson www.itsmyseaofdreams.blogspot.
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Cynthia Machata www.antiquitytravelers.
Deanna Riles-Cox https://www.facebook.com/
Debbie Rasmussen www.kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
Dini Bruinsma https://www.facebook.com/dini.
Jasvanti Patel www.jewelrybyjasvant.blogspot.
Jean Yates www.prettykittydogmoonjewelry.
Jennifer LaVite www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.
Karin Slaton www.backstorybeads.blogspot.
Laney Mead http://laney-izzybeads.
Nan Smith www.wirednan.blogspot.com
Robin Reed www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Sally Russick www.thestudiosublime.com
Susan Nelson Bowie www.susanbowie.wordpress.com