AJE Component of the Month Reveal – Linda Landig

Another month has passed (my popular refrain) and it’s time for another Art Jewelry Elements Design Challenge Reveal!  This month, Linda Landig provided us with brand spankin’ new ceramics that she just started making!  How exciting – she’s really doing great things!  I chose this leaf pendant, and as usual, didn’t take a photo before I started working with it!

 I consider what I made as a work in progress because, in theory, I like my idea, but in practice, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted.  My idea was to use the waxed linen and wrap pearls in drops from knots as you can see. It’s much harder, at least for me, than I thought.  It’s very hard to get the drops to be the same on both sides of the pendant.  It was hard for me to work with the jump ring on the pendant as well.  I think the key is to do the pendant first, and work out.  I was working from the loop down, for the clasp.

 Here’s a photo of what I made, I’m not happy with it at all.  If anyone has some pointers, or knows a you tube video I can watch, I’d love the suggestions!

Check out what everyone else made!  Thanks Linda for a gorgeous pendant!

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AJE Component of the Month – Diana Ptaszynski

This month over at Art Jewelry Elements, it’s Diana’s turn to provide the Component of the Month!  She sent us these cute floral pendants, and I chose pink! 

The reason I chose pink is because she had a pink one available, AND because right now it’s my mom’s favorite color.  So I thought I’d make her a necklace.
 

Usually I like to include my own lampworked or enameled beads in anything I make, but I just couldn’t do it this time!  I am so busy getting ready for BeadFest (Booth 463!!!!) that I didn’t have time to make custom beads.  But I still like this design.  I used 22 gauge sterling wire, swarovski elements crystals, and candy jade in pink.  I think it looks really sweet and I hope she likes it!

Hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements blog to see who the guest designers were and what everyone made!

I Won!

I have been meaning to blog about this for a while; the engineer was able to take this great photo for me to show you what I won from Gaea – she had a one world, one heart giveaway on her blog for a grab bag of her ceramic pendants, and this is what she sent! I know, there’s not 10 there – I shared a few of them! I feel so lucky to have won this giveaway – I have been admiring her work for a while, and recently found her blog and her 0n-line store, Gaea. She makes the most wonderful ceramic pendants, but I really love her calaveras (sugar skulls). They are so colorful and fun! Check out her work, it’s great. Thanks again, Gaea!