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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 :)


14 comments:

  1. It may be simple but it's still gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge Jess and happy travelling!

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  2. Your bead choices are the perfect complement to Lesley's beautiful pendant. Simply gorgeous necklace!

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  3. Beautiful piece and perfect for the travelling wardrobe :D have a great trip :D

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  4. I love your design, the beads are perfect and I find a 'simple' necklace is the hardest to make!

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  5. You chose a really nice mix of beads to compliment Lesley's pendant! Happy traveling!

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  6. Jess, I really like the way it is right now, it's really pretty and the beads are great!

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  7. I not only love what you did but I would totally wear it! You might say "simple strung design" but I say "gorgeous!"

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  8. Gorgeous design.. I love the rich colours!

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  9. Beautiful! I love your choice of beads - they really enhance the pendant and make the necklace a work of art. Love it!

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  10. Definitely beach appropriate! Have a fantastic trip, and thank you for playing along with us even in the midst of your preparations!

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  11. Beautiful! Love your choice of beads and palette.

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  12. 1. Bangkok! Wow .Bon voyage! 2. Moving house - heavens. Sheer madness. 3. I love it! The bone beads sing in contrast to the greens - and I love greens - they make the greens even green-er? Wear it and enjoy!

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  13. You have chosen orgeous colour combinations to go with Lesley wonderful focal bead.

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