Happy New Year! I hope this post finds you well and that you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I'm really exited to see what 2015 brings, I have lots of plans and resolutions that I'm looking forward to putting in to action!
This year, one of my resolutions is to try and keep up with blogging a little better (I wonder how many people have said that!) We'll see ;)
My first post of 2015 is the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the month reveal for December.
We were each given a gorgeous clay snowflake handmade by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio LLC.
Originally, I wanted to make an ornament for my tree, but after a few failed attempts, I gave up. It looked lovely in my head, wrapped copper and red with the snowflake as the focal, but I just couldn't get it out as I'd imagined.
So I switched ideas and decided to make a brooch. I've had these kilt pins for ages and never known what to do with them, so I imagined a snowfall pin.
I really wanted to use navy blue seed beads to represent the sky with the sparkly snowflakes in Czech crystal and moonstones. I had every colour of seed bead other than navy, so I went with crystal AB finishing off the ends with Czech drops and silver stars.
I'm a sucker for dangles and I love how this has turned out (although I think the navy would have been a better contrast!). I think I might order some blue beads and make another.
Thank you to Diana for a great focal, and if you'd like to see what the rest of the team has done, follow the links...