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Monday, 1 April 2013

AJE MarchComponent of the Month Reveal



Hello and welcome to the Art Jewelry Elements component of the month reveal for March!

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I have been very lucky with thee AJE component of the month draws and this is my second one I have participated in.  Back in December I got my hands on a wonderful labyrinth pendants, and this month I received a rather smashing copper hollow bead from the very talented Joanne Tinley of Daisy Chain Designs.  I love her components - they have a sharp clean contemporary edge with a lovely touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure.

I decide to try knotting with waked linen cord for this piece.  I purchased some cord in a selection of colours from The Curious Bead Shop a while ago as I love pieces I have seen using this medium - especially those made by Rebecca Anderson of Songbeads, who also curates the Curious Bead Shop.

Sad to say, but knotting is not a strong point for me it seems!  But then I literally have no clue what I'm doing and a little research will probably help me out.  My bracelt turned out a little bit wonky and sdaly, despite the extra day the moved reveal date has given me, I haven't had a chance to re-do it.  I'm moving next weekend and am no-where near done packing!!


I will probably snip this apart and re-do it at some point as I love the overall design and look of the piece, but a few beads need moving about and I need to get my knots straighter.  The joys of being a n00b!  It is great fun knotting the beads together though and I love the fact it is a lot faster than making individual wire wrapped links!

Apart from the lovely hollow bead, this bracelet includes a mixture of jasper, czech glass and lampwork spacers by The Fyre Faerie.  The pretty little daisy clasp is also by Joanne Tinley - I absolutely adore her clasps :)

Thanks for visiting me as part of this lovely blog hop.  Please enjoy the other participants no doubt super creations whilst I go and shove stuff in boxes!

Jess Green
Niky Sayers            

11 comments:

  1. Oh, it's lovely! So glad you're just going to remake it, rather than change it. This is a beautiful design!

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    1. Thanks Shirley :) I am liking this kind of design and will be making more - practice will hopefully make perfect (or near enough ;)!

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  2. I love this bracelet. The red spacers make it pop!

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    1. Gotta love playing with colours! :)

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  3. Um... I dont see the wonkiness, Jess! It looks great! Lovely palette, and the dangles/knot ends are a great addition. Best of luck moving - hope you can settle in and unpack the beads soon!

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    1. Haha, the wonkiness is partially hidden by by some selective photography Jennifer! I'm quite looking forward to moving - once the actual moving bit is done... Don't worry the beads will be the first things unpacked!

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  4. This is lovely! And I don't see any wonkiness either - it looks great. The colors are perfect and the dangles are a fun touch. (Love the picasso finish on those little flowers!) And of course, Jo's clasp is a great touch!

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    1. Thanks Francesca - those flower beads are one of my favourite purchases this year - I saw some available from the US and coveted them but the P&P prices put me off - thank goodness i found a supplier closer to home!

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  5. See none of us see the wonkiness of it so you should keep it as it is! Thank you so much for having fun with us!!

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  6. Jess-I really like your design. Question what ply was the cord you used. I have tried tying but I too feel it's just not right. If you have any pointers please do share.

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  7. What a gorgeous bracelet, I love the colors you put together with that wonderful focal. Beautiful!

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