Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Blog Giveaway - A Collaborative Design with Laurel Steven

May Blog Giveaway Prize - Collaboration with Laurel Steven - Hawaiian Tapa Cloth Pendant and Carved Polymer Clay Bead Necklace (11)

Well, here it is, finally! It is a little late, but I hope you like this month's blog giveaway prize. It is a collaborative effort between me and my friend, the fabulously talented Laurel Steven. Laurel created these gorgeous carved polymer clay barrel beads, and I added an ethnic themed pendant featuring a vintage Hawaiian Tapa Cloth fabric pattern on a background of black clay which I embossed with a basketweave texture stamp; and apple jasper and blue pearl jasper beads and copper accents.

May Blog Giveaway Prize - Collaboration with Laurel Steven - Hawaiian Tapa Cloth Pendant and Carved Polymer Clay Bead Necklace (10)

If you would like a chance to win this necklace, please leave a comment at the end of this post and let us know how you like the necklace, and next Monday, May 9th, I'll draw a winner using a random number generator. No purchase is necessary. If you do not have email enabled on your blog, please add your email address in your comment so I'll know how to contact you if you are the winner.

May Blog Giveaway Prize - Collaboration with Laurel Steven - Hawaiian Tapa Cloth Pendant and Carved Polymer Clay Bead Necklace (9)

Thanks for playing along, and please visit Laurel's shop and check out more of her beautiful work! Here are a few of my favorites.

Thank you, too, Laurel, for helping me out on the giveaway this month!

From Laurel's Shop:



Faux Granite Working Locket Pendant Necklace









Blue Flower Statement Necklace

30 comments:

Nena said...

You've out done yourself once again. Beautiful piece.

Julz said...

Another stunning collaboration indeed!!! Love the tribal look of the necklace! You are both very talented ladies!!

JuLee said...

Every month they get better. Once again, a beautiful creation. I love Laurel's carved beads, and your pendant compliments them very well.

earthlyjewels said...

oh my gosh! that's a gorgeous necklace! Love the colors and the clay beads are awesome!

myearthlyjewels(at)yahoo(dot)com

River Valley Design said...

Oooh, it is so cool! The color combo is hot. I want it and I want it now!! Nice job, both of you.

Carmela said...

wonderfuljewelry!

Leila Bidler - gom6699 said...

what a great piece, you did a wonderful collaboration here! I like the overall look, the colours work great together and the details of the carved beands and the transfer are great! :)
xo Leila

Anonymous said...

Wow, just gorgeous! I would love to be in the draw:

kanellexxxxx@yahoo.ca

Laurel said...

Wonderful creation, Lynda! You do my beads proud! Thank you so very much for featuring me this month - I absolutely could not ask for a better person to work with my 'stuff'. The colors are perfect, and I especially love the little copper bead caps (yes, the details DO matter!)
You are the best,
Laurel

Its All About Creating said...

I love the colors, the textures, the design, the length; well, everything about it. Count me in!

Norma's Clay said...

Lovely collaboration! Beautiful necklace. You are both very talented.

m.e. said...

WOW!!!!
I have been waiting for this and it was well worth the wait!!!!
Laurel's carved beads are AWESOME!!!
And your pendant is just Perfect with them !!!
After a season of Spring pastels I am so ready for this wonderful rich color palette...GORGEOUS!!!!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this!!!!
Two Super artists = one Super Duper necklace !!! m.e. :)

MoonRae said...

WOW!! two wonderful artisans,one FABULOUS piece! Thanks to both of you for the opportunity to win it
~Sharon~

Randee M Ketzel said...

Okay, Lynda, consider me busy!

All kidding aside, I do think that the two of you complement each other's styles beautifully--I have always been in love with Laurel's sculptural approach, and combining that with your meticulous transfers and color sense is a heavenly combo.

another.realm said...

I'm so glad I changed my flickr settings to get emails of contacts new uploads--your work is FABULOUS! I don't usually win things, so I'll just tell you I love your work!
another.realm@yahoo.com

lynn said...

This is so neat and your partner also does beautiful work, Lynn

LynnEileen aka ChickyLE said...

Lynda, this is another gorgeous design of yours! Those carved barrel beads created by Laurel are the perfect complement to your focal pendant! I agree with those who have said this piece has a tribal look to it! :)

Lynn Forsterling
lforsterling@comcast.net

Sherry said...

What an absolutely beautiful necklace! You always seem to pick just the right beads that enhance your pendants without overpowering them! Love the carved beads that Laurel made (I have to check oout her website)and yes, how did she carve them without cutting off her fingers???

sherryjime@yahoo.com

debbisparklechick said...

Lynda & Lauren...what a perfect collaboration! This stunning tribal feeling necklace is so cool! Love the carved beads as well as the focal pendant and all the beautiful beads & copper in between!
debbi

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

Another amazing design! Lynda and Laurel, you are bothe so creative!

Chipita jewelry said...

It is a very attractive and beautiful piece in shades of the earth which are warm and absolutely suits my skin tone.Love your innovative creations and would love to win this necklace.

Becky said...

Beautiful piece, but I love everything you make!!

Becky said...

Not sure if I blogged correctly, so I am trying again!!Love this piece and I already have something to wear with it!!

Anonymous said...

What a unique and gorgeous piece! I love anything with a Hawaiian/tropical/tribal feel, and this certainly fits those catagories. Not to be greedy, but I sure hope I win, since I'd love to be the owner of this beautiful necklace created by two very talented women!

Deb D Grammy Chick
(ddonnelly@bobbyrahaltoyota.com)

Violet Marie said...

This piece is absolutely Stunning !!!!!
Love the pendant !!! You and Laurel make a great team, amazing talent !!!!!

vmandeson@earthlink.net

Lubna said...

This piece looks so earthy. I bet anyone wearing it would feel one with Mother Earth.
Thanks for offering it as a give away.
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

The two of you make a great team! What a beautiful work of wearable art.

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