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 – Rebekah Payne

This month, it was Rebekah’s turn (Tree Wings Studio) to provide the Component of the Month!  I was excited about this because I almost immediately knew what I wanted to use with the bead I received. 

 I chose this olive green one with white and copper dots!  Look at the texture on the side of the bead – I really nee to know how she did this – it looks like stretched taffy! 

 I had purchased these chunky pearls at a bead show here in Pittsburgh a few months back, and I was so glad I did!  They go perfectly with the bead Rebekah sent me!  I also used two copper lantern beads I had left from a Bead Soup a while ago. 

 I did NOT, however, have the perfect clasp to go with it, and while I want to make one, I decided to look on etsy and see if I could purchase one.

I found this great toggle clasp from hummingbirdsupply on etsy and this it goes perfectly, with the dots on the clasp.  The only thing that might not work is if it’s too antiqued, which I can change, of course, or just go ahead and antique my copper beads.  Can’t wait to get it and finish this bracelet – it’s a keeper!

Please check out all the other participants in this month’s Component of the Month Challenge!


Guest Designers:
Ann – Bead Love
Melissa – Bead
Recipes
AJE Team:
Karen – Starry Road
Studio
Kristen – My Bead
Journey
Susan – Sue Beads
Rebekah – Tree Wings Studio
Caroline – BlueberriBeads