AE Component of the the Month for May – Lesley Watt

Time for another Component of the Month – this time Lesley sent us these awesome shell cabs/pendants.  I chose a cabochon, I just can’t get enough of them!

The cabochon is somewhat shallow, so I didn’t bead bezel it, I glued it down really well and started beading around it. I wanted to invoke the feeling of the ocean, but underneath where there’s movement but it’s gentle and flowing!

I used colors that were found in the colors of the cabochon, and then added “tentacles” of size 15 seed beads and then size 11 seed beads – kind of an anemone look.

I used some awesome O-beads that I had picked up in Texas last year – they are sparkly and AB/mirror like – perfect for under water!

Right now I’m not sure what it wants to be so I’m going to leave it like this for a while.  I was thinking either necklace or pin – but maybe it wants to be part of some kind of sea piece wall art? Not sure yet.

Please check out what everyone else made, and thanks to Lesley for providing such great inspiration!

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Laney Mead

Creative Glass Guild

I have joined the Creative Glass Guild on Etsy, and each month, they have a themed monthly challenge. This month the challenge is Summer Fun. I have entered my Under The Sea bead in the contest! Soon, you will get to vote on the pieces! I’d love it if you would vote for mine! Here’s a link to their blog, so you can see the entries!

Under The Sea

No beads today, kids were home from school because of Good Friday. I took them to the Carnegie Science Center, to see Under The Sea, the IMAX movie. It was pretty good; it was about 45 minutes long and narrated by Jim Carrey. I have to do some laundry before I can slump another bottle or make any more beads, so hopefully tomorrow afternoon I’ll start a new bottle. The reason is I can’t use the clothes washer and the kiln at the same time, or I’ll blow the electricity! I have a bit of a reprieve since school is also closed on Monday, so I can give them the bottle cheese tray on Tuesday! I think after the next test fire, I’ll be ready to go with the real bottle. My dad had given me an almost empty bottle of Harvey’s Bristol Cream (I don’t even know what that is!!!) and it’s a beautiful cobalt color, with a FLAT bottom, so I might use that one! I’ll let you know! Have a great weekend!

We’re going out tonight to KAYA for my friend Jill’s and the engineer’s birthday celebrations, then tomorrow to a friend’s house for dinner! Sunday is with my brother’s family, so it sounds like a nice weekend over all.

Auntie Kathy, I am thinking about you constantly and hope all goes well!