Mondo's Street

Every week I'm inspired by the winning look from Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars. Episode 5 nearly had me stumped, though. Mondo has a way of looking at the world that can sometimes be too intense for me to deconstruct - which is how I work. I deconstruct the elements of the design and work out what might best accentuate or enhance that design. In this case I found I had to focus on Just The Jacket. Using that as my springboard, I was able to see my way to this necklace. Combining gemstone rounds, Greek ceramic beads, copper wire, chain and findings, and a carved bone connector bead, I'm very happy with the results. And I want that jacket.

(screengrab from mylifetime.com HERE)

BIG GNARLY NOTICE:  Since I posted this, I've redone the necklace just a bit.  Here are the updated photos:

Come see what we're doing at the Flickr group, Embellishing the Runway - and remember, anyone can play!

The winning look from Episode 6 is already on the beadboard, and once that's done I can get back to my bucket of designs for the Bead Soup Blog Hop.  Busy busy busy.

More later.  Cheers!


  1. Morwyn, FAB job!! I know just what you mean about Mondo, so extra kudos for what you've accomplished. And please, do tell, WHAT are those awesome beads you've used??? Agate...?

    1. Thanks! The main bead is a carved bone connector, the rounds are some unknown gemstone, and the rest are Greek ceramic. All the beads came from different old necklaces I found in various thrift stores around town.


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