AJE Component of the Month – Kristi Bowman-Gruel

Today is also the reveal day for the Component of the Month over at Art Jewelry Elements!  This month, Kristi Bowman Gruel provided us with gorgeous copper components.  You can get one in her etsy store!

I made beaded beads to go with the bracelet bar – this is is my new obsession!  They work up quickly and can be made in any color combination!  Originally I was going to make a necklace with it, but my idea required the holes to be more toward the top of the bar.  So, I made a bracelet instead! 

 Here’s my finished bracelet!  I really like it.  I used the seed beads to match the beaded beads.  I covered the crimp beads by the bracelet bar with the copper heishe beads, but couldn’t figure out how to do it with the crimp beads by the toggle – if anyone has a good idea, let me know! 

The only thing I’m not thrilled about is the toggle.  I had another one by Shannon of MissFickleMedia but couldn’t find it anywhere…

Please check out the AJE blog to see what everyone else made and thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “AJE Component of the Month – Kristi Bowman-Gruel”

  1. I have watched you on FB with those beaded beads – its great to see them in something! Cool bracelet… I would guess crimp covers may be the way to go? Not sure.

  2. Beautiful bracelet and I love Kristi's ammonite component. A simple solution over the crimp beads by the clasp is to use several jump rings (antiqued copper, in this case) over the crimp. Sometimes I can get a 6/0 or larger seed bead to fit over the crimp also. Or, coil some wire over it. 🙂

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