Monday, 29 May 2017

Art Elements Component of the Month May

I must have gad my crazy hat on when I entered for the chance to join the Art Elements Component of the Month challenge for this Month.  I am currently in the middle of moving out of my house on Wednesday and preparing to go travelling in less than two weeks!  I will be flying out to Bangkok on the 10th of June so the last month has been pretty hectic.

Just look at these delicious pendants by Lesley Watt though, they're enough to make you go a littl crazy...

I was of course super stoked to win the draw for one of these beauts, but finding enough time to get a design together was a bit of a stretch!  I went with a simple strung design in the end, playing with the delicious natural colours in the pendants glaze.  I had a half a set of lampwork beads by Judith Billig that displayed just the right tones.  Some Czech glass, carved bone and Bali-style copper came together to create this rustic, sea-side toned design.

Please excuse my poor hasty photography!

Normally I would spend a little more time finessing the design, moving beads about a bit and getting the flow right.  I'll be taking this to Asia with me along with a not-so-little travel beading kit I have put together, so I'll probably be finishing this off on a tropical beach somewhere - seems appropriate!

Many thanks to the Art Elements team for giving me this opportunity to join in with their fun challenge one last time before I head off!  I hope you will visit the other participants and enjoy seeing what they have made :)