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Designer of the Week – Kristi Bowman

ABS January Challenge Necklace
Each Monday (Opps!) the Art Bead Scene features the Designer of the Week. One of our editors picks her favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. This week’s featured designer is Kristi Bowman!
Here is what ABS editor Heather Powers had to say about Kristi’s piece, “I love the energy of this necklace.  The ribbon provides such live to the design, it really reminds me of the brushstrokes of the painting.  I also like the handmade clasp using the ribbon and wire.  The pendant makes a bold statement and balances out the colorful and textural ribbon, wire and beads.”
To see more of Kristi’s work visit her blog and Etsy shop.
Want to see your work here next week? Enter in the monthly challenge and you might be the next featured designer. Don’t forget to blog about your entries for our blog tour at the end of the month.

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Malin de Koning
    January 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Congrats Kristi! An excellent pick by Heather. And thanks for pointing out the clasp solution, I hadn't seen that before.

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    Triannas Treasures
    January 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Very pretty necklace, striking and memorable.

  3. Reply
    Lisa Godfrey
    January 19, 2011 at 4:15 am

    What an amazing piece! Congrats Kristi!

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    Birgitta Lejonklou
    January 19, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Amazing colors and pendant Congrats!!

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    Jill Palumbo
    January 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations Kristi. What a wonderful design. You really nailed the colors and feel of this challenge. Bravo!

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    Jeanniek
    January 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Congratulations Kristi! I think "energy" describes this piece perfectly.

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    Kristi Bowman
    January 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Oh boy oh boy!! I love my Gypsy Princess necklace I'm so happy it is being featured!!! I never thought I'd be using Sari fabric in my designs, these challenges are so great for really pushing us all to try new things. Thank you Heather for your kind words and everybody else for your wonderful comments!! You made my day!!

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    KeRobinson
    January 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Oooohhh….the ribbon looks so perfect twisted up in the wire & beads! Love it! 🙂

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    Mark
    January 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Very creative and elegant.

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    Erin Fickert-Rowland
    January 20, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Yea, Kristi! I love it! You captured the intensity of the colors in the painting beautifully! Beautiful!

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    Ilenia
    January 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    congrats to Christi! very nice color match!

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    Karen Williams
    January 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    The ribbons are great Kristi! Allowing/encouraging them to fray provides such wonderful texture.

    And I love how you used the color scheme, but shifted the dominance from yellow to blue

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    Anonymous
    January 21, 2011 at 7:08 am

    This necklace is just bursting with energy! Congratulations!

  14. Reply
    Jean
    January 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    this is exceptional!

    jean yates

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