Yet another month has passed us by, it’s time for the April Component of the Month Reveal over at Art Jewelry Elements! Lesley Watt provided components for us for April – buttons, or clasps, however you wanted to use them! The one I chose was right in the middle!
As usual, I did not take a photo of the button before I actually used it, so here is a closeup!
I had a few idea in my head none of which really worked out. I didn’t have the right color beads, I couldn’t find the right color glass to make beads, I didn’t have the right color waxed linen…on and on. Finally, I went to Michael’s for a little visual stimulation. While I was there, I picked up the citrine (???) chips and the bronze colored beads.
I strung three strands of beads (I already had the seed beads at home, woo hoo!) and then braided them before I attached to the bronze clasp with the crimp beads. The bronze clasp is kind of urchin-ey, so I felt it worked really well. Plus, I’m really into bronze these days!
I really like how it turned out! Here’s a list of everyone else who participated, check out what they made with Lesley’s components. And thanks very much Lesley, for a great challenge!
Over at Art Jewelry Elements you may have noticed we have a monthly challenge and giveaway. For the month of May, I am providing the components! Please hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements and enter a comment if you’d like to win some beads and play along!
Here’s what you’re commenting for this month – a choice of a bead trio or cabochon!
Never fear – if you don’t get chosen and would still like to play along, I have cabs and bead trios available in my SueBeads etsy store
I have two new beads that I am really excited about, they were just listed in my SueBeads etsy store! With more to come later!
The lovely Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting a blog hop today, The Color of Dreams, and Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams on etsy provided the beads!
Here’s the bead I received – as usual, I didn’t take a photo of it before I made something!
I was going to go for the obvious, which to me was to make a bracelet, but my imagination just wasn’t cooperating. So I thought I’d make a key chain! I wanted to use blue leather cord I had, but the hole in the bead was too small. That’s ok – I used Beadalon and all went well!
I strung a random assortment of seed beads on the cord, and ended with a blue leaf. The blue leaf because the design in the bead is leafy to me!
So, what are my dreams as of late? I would have to say my business getting better and better, and being able to travel again. My business getting better and better would be so great, because I have one child in college right now, and in two years, I’ll have 2! So, if you’d like to help on that journey, I have some great beads listed in my etsy store, SueBeads etsy, and made to order on my web site, SueBeads!
See what everyone else made!
I just listed a pile of horse silhouette beads in my SueBeads etsy store! Take a look!