Saturday, 29 June 2013

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal!

Today is the reveal of AJE's Component of the Month challenge. I was lucky enough to be chosen to use some of Jenny Davies-Reazor's organic ceramic components. Jenny sent me not just a pair, but 3 of her beautiful beads!

I was immediately drawn to the deep, red one. The color is perfect and very pretty with a floral motif. I decided on a simple rustic design. I chose a large, rough carnelian chunk, agate, and bronzite stones to compliment Jenny's component. I used waxed linen in a natural tone with a copper clasp I made.



The other two components Jenny sent me were these peppermint green ones with star shapes. The color threw me at first! I love bright colors, but am naturally drawn to using earthier, dark and moody colors. I knew I'd have to pair it with something creamy, white, or clear. Finally, I chose some vintage glass beads, from Old Bicycle Shop, modern Czech glass, goldstone, and a pair of vintage cufflinks I found earlier this year. I made a brass clasp, and it was finished! I only used one of the peppermint ones, so I have another one to play with still!




Thanks again to Jenny and AJE for hosting this fun challenge! Don't forget to check out the AJE blog to see what the other participants made.

15 comments:

  1. So awesome :) Love the colours for the first one

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  2. I love them both!! I think I'd have to choose the first as my favorite, so wonderful and rustic. You did a fabulous job Leah!!!

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  3. I love what you did with the components! Your pieces have so much texture and color.

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  4. They are both gorgeous, but that top one is wow! I love that really rich color...and this is coming from someone who prefers to work in jewel tones more than anything else. Thanks so much for reading the blog and participating in the challenge!

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  5. Very pretty, I love that red charm and what you did with it!

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  6. I love both of these. They are so inventive. Thanks for playing along with us!

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  7. Lovely designs Leah, particularly the first one which is like a landscape in itself - well done.

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  8. Love them!!! xox jean yates! :)

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  9. Isn't fun to do something g with an element you wouldn't normally be drawn too?
    I love what you did with both of these.

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  10. These are really lovely! And congratulations on working outside your normal comfort zone - great job!

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  11. Love both your designs! Beautiful bracelets!

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  12. love that first bracelet, great colours and textures going on

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  13. So glad you weren't de-railed that I had called them earring pairs. Wow. I couldn't be prouder of those little charms - showcased in lovely bracelets. The contrast of the bright green with the chunky rock crystal! The earthy amber (?) bead and the organic shapes. Wow. Awesome. So cool.

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  14. I'm finally able to hop around.... I really like that you used the charms in bracelets!

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