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