Shadow Box Challenge Rear Close Up by The Beading Yogini

Last month, the talented and creative jewelry maven Lorelei Eurto decided to throw down a challenge with help and generous assistance from Sara Lukkonen of C Koop Beads.

Sara provided the awesome enameled metal shadow boxes for the material inspiration and Lorelei provided the creative opportunity and postage for the participants. A special thanks to both <3

Now, I do enjoy me a good challenge and this one provided hours of contemplative and hands on genuine fun. Thrilled with my luck of the draw, as I received one of my favorite shades of lavender. The bare lavender box in the upper right corner of the photo.

Shadow Boxes by C-Koop Beads - TBY

I’m always interested in seeing how many different techniques and materials I can possibly incorporate into one piece. Here’s what I used to complete this piece: shadow box, metal filigree pieces, ceramic bead, lampwork beads, purple glass pearl beads, copper beads, metal pieces (buddha head and wings, purple patina metal bezel), small screws, jump rings, silver chain, head pins and clasp, C-Lon cord, lampworked copper wire head pins, and ceramic and metal links. All connected by wire wrap, riveting, and micro-macrame techniques to become this >>>

Shadow Box Focal Close Up By The Beading Yogini

Shadow Box Challenge Necklace Worn by The Beading Yogini

And to keep you hopping here’s the blog hop list of participants for the Shadow Box Challenge:

11. Grubbi