Saturday, November 29, 2014

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal

Hey did you hear...I am one of the lucky winners of the Art Jewelry Elements component of the the month for November!!  The beautiful denim beads created by Kristen Stevens were a great challenge to include in one of my basic beading designs.  Not only because of the bead type but because in my reading of AJE blog posts I see the talent and experience of the group.  An inspiring group for sure.



Intimidated - YES I am was.  I decided to work within my comfort zone and settle in at my beading table.  Suddenly life got really busy and posting was placed neatly on the back burner.  The time with family was wonderful and just what my soul needed.  Plus they are always very complimentary about my jewelry making.  (wink, wink)

I went for a modern design that is a light, colorful and interesting piece to wear.  I included some colorful purple and blue jump rings that I bought at the Santa Fe Jewelers Supply to play off the circular design of the AJE component.  Then to bring it together I added silver beads, a toggle and some silver flowers that I borrowed from a long chain of large and small daisies that I purchased from the Lipstick Ranch.



Thank you Art Jewelry Elements for offering monthly giveaways and tutorials.  I am a regular follower of your blog and truly admire the work of each of your contributors.  I am thankful for having been chosen for the November component giveaway!!!

11 comments:

  1. It doesn't look it was challenging because the necklace is so harmonious. An original and creative design, that's for sure. Great work, Karen!

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    1. Ana: I thought about your beautiful Flora Earrings when I was making this necklace. They are so pretty.

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  2. It looks wonderful to wear, and very versatile. I myself prefer to wear modern simplicity. Thanks so much for participating in the AJE design challenge!

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  3. Great job, Karen - happy you played along this month!

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  4. When I read your post I got a kick out of hearing you indicate that you felt intimidated at first. I felt the exact same way. Also, like you, I receive lots of positive encouragement from family members. Aren't we lucky? I love the balance of all the circular shapes in your necklace. It's a piece that would go nicely with anything.

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  5. Great job on the piece. I ended up reading your entire blog when I got here...Very enjoyable and I too have a love for quilting. A big thank you to you also because I didn't know about "The Lipstick Ranch". I will be making a purchase from them soon. Happy Holidays

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  6. Very pretty - I love that you kept it simple and let the components shine!

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  7. it looks really great...all the pieces and colors work so well together.
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  8. I like how the shape of the beaded circles of Kristen's echo the large daisy shape further down the necklace. Great composition.

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  9. I do love repetition of a theme! All of the different circles in your necklace just highlight each other, and help the components stand out. Plus I love a necklace that you can just toss on any outfit and layer with other pieces. Great job!

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  10. Lovely design, I would wear that every day :)

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