I’ve decided to leave off the Week designation on those posts because I haven’t participated in all of them and some we have been given 2 weeks to accomplish. This weekly challenge was brought to us by Lesley Watt, who chose an image as a prompt (below):
I was happy about this one! I had a tube of a bead mix called Aztec by a now-closed on-line bead shop called eebeads. I loved the mix and hoarded it until now!
I made a plain, 2-drop flat peyote cuff with this awsome clasp! It took me quite a while to find the perfect clasp, so I’m glad we had 2 weeks to complete the challenge!
I had to miss last week, Spirals, because I just didn’t have enough time. But since I was chosen to pick the theme for this week, I made it! The theme for this week was monochrome. I had to check with art friends to make sure that just didn’t mean black and white. It doesn’t! So my offering is this monochrome berry 2-drop peyote bracelet!
Tune in next week, for a new theme!
This month’s component of the month is exciting – it’s a lichen cabochon or pendant by Caroline Dewison of Blueberri Beads! Here’s what she made for us!
I chose a blue cabochon – I got the one on the bottom right! As usual, I didn’t take work in progress photos, which I really like to do on these projects, but here’s what I made!
I was excited to receive this because I was attending the Bead My Love retreat in Delaware before this CoM was due, so I thought I’d get some great ideas there! I really wanted to make this elaborate beaded cuff, but just don’t possess the skills or patience or space to do it right now, but someday I will make one. So for now, I made a beaded bezel, and used some of my new skills to add more rows to it.
I added a stop-bead row of purplish-gray size 8 beads to the outside of the peyote bezel, and then did a brick stitch row of beads in that pretty blue. I also added a row of blue beads between the peyote bezel and the stop-bead row, to fill in the gap.
This is the back, not perfect but pretty darn good!
I added a picot row at the end, and three loops – I haven’t decided how I’m going to do the strap yet, so it’s still kind of a work in progress. I ended up with an odd number of beads in the brick stitch row when I was putting the picot row on, and was momentarily stumped and upset. But I figured out that I should do an odd number of loops for the strap, and all was well with the world again!
I’m really excited about this piece I made with Caroline’s gorgeous cabochon, I’ll let you know what I finish it with. To see what everyone else made, please visit the blogs below!
Nicole Prince – http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/2015/11/art-jewelry-elements-component-of-month.html
Kathy Lindemer – http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Diana Ptaszynski – http://vintagebluestudio.typepad.com/vintage_blue_studio/2015/11/november-com-reveal.html
Lesley Watt – http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/aje-component-of-month-november-reveal.html
Niky Sayers – http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Jenny Davies-Reazor – http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog/november_component_month_im_lichenit
Susan Kennedy – http://suebeads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/november-aje-component-of-month.html
Lindsay Starr – http://phantasmcreation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/art-jewelry-elements-component-of-month.html
Jennifer Stout Cameron – http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog
Kristen Stevens – http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.co.uk
Linda Landig – https://lindalandig.wordpress.com
Caroline Dewison – http://blueberribeads.co.uk/archives/4604