Friday, March 29, 2013

Lorelei's Bauble Challenge Reveal

A couple of weeks ago Lorelei blogged about a little find while on a Michael's run. She found these odd little connector baubles in glorious sea tones and purply - which I purchased just in case, but did not use. They came in groups of three and she proposed a challenge in which we would use all three in a design. Here is what I came up with. I wired all of the slides together to create a single center and connected it to leather pieces on each side. And then I hung a poka-dot polymer dangler.  I painted the leather pieces before piercing and adding grommets. Next time I will pierce and grommet first because of course the holes hit in painted spots that I particularly liked. I had a little visitor last week and he was the inspiration for my little bit of whimsy. Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out what everyone else came up with.
Shirley Moore
Peacock Fairy
Sally Russick
Erin Prais-Hintz
Heather Powers
Denise McCabe


  1. Eeeh, I love your creation~! Especially <3 the painted leather, and especially especially that cute little snail.

  2. I LOVE IT!!! I almost made a cuff style bracelet with my sliders but opted for a necklace instead. I love the painting on the leather, that is so creative and fun, great colors too!! Really fun piece, I hope you enjoy wearing it!

    p.s. I have a more updated list of participants on my post if you want to snag it, it's got a few more people on it.


  3. VERY cool cuff! I love the painted leather that you used with it.

    Please go to to see what I did with mine. :D I'm one of the participants, too.

  4. I love the cuff! The leather is wonderful!

  5. I'm in total awe of those hand painted leather pieces! If I had those, maybe I wouldn't have had such a tough time coming up with a design! You did a wonderful job with this challenge!

  6. Fantastic design! Very eclectic, fun and creative!

  7. I saw your bracelet and immediately wondered how you found such perfect pieces of leather. Then I read that you painted them. How perfect! I love the colors and design. The leather pieces are perfect for the sliders.

  8. Great thinking! I'm so guilty of that figuring out where I want a hole or whatever always seems to be right were I wouldn't want it. Oh well, this certainly does not suffer from it. So fresh and fun!

  9. WOW, I love your bracelet! The painted leather is so gorgeous and the bracelet is so stunning.

  10. I think this might be my favorite. It looks fabulous.

  11. The painted leather is too Cool! and I love how you depicted the little snail. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love this bracelet! Looks like it would be very fun to wear. Great painting on the leather! & the bubbles match so well!

  13. Painted leather! How cool is that? I love the whimsical nature of this cuff. Those baubles are such a great use in all of these cool projects! Enjoy the day. Erin

  14. What a really neat way to work with those pieces. I adore the leather bits you used on either side. This bracelet is so much fun!!