Thursday 3 July 2014

AJE Component of the Month - June

Here we are again, another month has flown by. I've not had much time for making recently as we're doing a lot of work around the house and garden, which means most of my supplies have been put in to storage.

This month, I managed to retrieve a few bits and bobs to create something with my beautiful Art Jewelry Elements COM from Linda Landig.

Linda has recently jumped in to the addictive world of ceramics and produced her first clay components. As well as her ceramics, Linda also creates beautiful jewellery and you can find her work here - LindaLandigJewelry

Here are some of the components we chose from...

I picked this beautiful rose pink and blue floral pendant to design with. (I'm not explaining myself for forgetting to photograph them before I start any more... you're probably used to it by now!)

I was limited to what I could get to to create my design, but I found seed beads, Czech glass and crimp wire and put them together to create a simple but pretty necklace.

The leaves and flowers fell together on my mat and I loved how they looked, so started with that as the base for the design.

The beaded berries are made from magatama drops and seed beads.

I would have preferred an antique bronze clasp on the necklace, and bronze wire for the pendant (which I will swap over when I get my supplies back) But for now it has a brushed steel toggle and silver wire.

I'd like to say a great big thank you to Linda for her beautiful component, I've had great fun designing with it, and I've also found that limiting yourself can be a good exercise!

If you'd like to see what the rest of the team received and what they created, click on the links...

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  1. That's really lovely Caroline - such pretty colours and lovely bead choices.

  2. Very pretty! I like the garden feel of this piece.

  3. Caroline-I love the colors of the beads that you pulled together. Well done!

  4. Your necklace is so pretty. The other beads really complement Linda's lovely pendant. It's especially fun to see what you did with limited supplies! I love your beaded berries.

  5. Very pretty! All your beads are perfect accents to this lovely component. You really made your limited supplies work for you!

  6. The Czech leaves and flowers were a lovely starting point! I like it all. Its festive/floral/fun.

  7. So pretty and feminine, Caroline! I love it!

  8. i love it caroline. but it makes me crave a glass of really good red wine...

  9. Hi Caroline,
    I love your simple and very pretty necklace. The pressed glass leaves and flowers were the perfect compliment to Linda's clay daisy pendant.

  10. What a gorgeous necklace. I love the colors.

  11. I love the necklace you designed. It's very "me". I'd wear it all the time! The beaded berries you created look good enough to eat and the flowers give the whole thing such a happy vibe. You did my little clay piece proud! Thank you.

  12. Luscious colors! I love your flowers and leaves with the pendant--lovely symmetry! I really like the seed bead sections, they give it a real lightness.

  13. It beautiful! Perfect to wear during the summer.


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