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Monday, 31 December 2012

AJE December Component of the Month Reveal

Hello fellow blog hoppers and welcome to the reveal for Art Jewelry Elements component of the month design challenge :)

I'm not going to be able to write much as I am in a bit of a rush to get everything sorted for the party tonight (woohoo!).  As a quick reminder the December components were these awesome ceramic labyrinth pendants by Jenny Davies-Reazor:



I was really very lucky to be a winner!  And even more lucky to receive the pendant that really caught my eye, the lovely dusky coral colour piece seen center-top :)

Unfortunately my original design plans for the pendant were scuppered by a should-have-seen-it-coming failure on behalf of the British postal system.  I had wanted to try using some lovely suede strips I found, but sadly they never arrived.  It kind of set me back a bit but in the end I just grabbed some beads and some wire and this is what I came out with:




I went for an asymmetric design using picture jasper rounds, picasso jasper rondelles and some contrasting bird-egg blue Czech picasso beads.  I think those little faceted beads might be some of my new favourites, shame I used up all but two I received in the sample pack I brought!  And that sadly I have been banned from buying beads until January pay day!

Anyway, I need to go get myself ready to head off to Surbiton, so please have fun hopping around the other participants blogs to see what wonders they have come up with :)



This months guests of honour:

Jess Green (that's me!)

And participating AJE team members: 


12 comments:

  1. Oh I love that focal in the red, love the festive way you put it all together. Nicely done!

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  2. Jess! Thanks for joining the AJE team for this hop! Glad you were happy with your labyrinth! I love what you have done - the color palette, the green accents , and the bud/blossom dangles... I think it makes a lovely little music when worn...

    Thanks again, glad to see my lil clay bits thriving across the pond.

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  3. Beautiful color choices-the blossom dangles are so pretty! Nice job!

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  4. A gorgeous necklace! I love the vibrant colors and the dangles along the pendant make for great movement!

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  5. Lovely design Jess - it has a kind of native Indian vibe to it..very vibrant.

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  6. Very festive design!!! I am so happy you were able to complete it even without the leather. Thank you for joining us!!!

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  7. Love the way the colors of the beads complement the color of that pendant and like the movement of the piece.

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  8. First of all, thank you for reading the Art Jewelry Elements blog! Second, your piece is lovely. I'm glad you were able to overcome the obstacle presented and come up with such a wonderful piece!

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  9. Very pretty! I like the colors you chose to incorporate into your necklace!

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  10. Pretty! I love the colors you used! Too bad about the items you didn't get in the mail, but your piece came out great!

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  11. ack, the mail gets me everytime... Actually it usually is part of any challenge I do to use what I have on hand since I KNOW I won't get anything new on time. Anyways, I love the colour blocking you used here and the rich warm shades are perfect. So if you hadn't confessed I would have never known this wasn't plan A :)

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  12. Oh that is beautiful! I'm glad you had to use plan B! I agree with Lesley too, it does have a Native American feel to it.

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