December CoM with Diana Ptaszynski

The December Component of the Month challenge was provided by Diana Ptaszynski – snowflake pendants, how appropriate.  Although here in Pittsburgh, I think we had .10 inches of snow in December…so much for a horrible winter!  I chose this white pendant, and as usual, didn’t photograph it before I started working on it.  In my defense, I knew right away what I wanted to do, so…

 I made a spiral rope with two colors of white seed beads!  I was so excited to do this.  I had a false start, in that I wanted to do it with size 8’s and 15’s, but it just wasn’t really working, plus I was trying to do Russian Spiral, which is beyond me at this point.  So I made a simple spiral with size 11 seed beads and I’m still happy!

 I used this toggle clasp that I just purchased from Lesley Watt, and it went perfectly!

 Here’s a closeup of the spiral rope and the two colors of beads. 

I hope you enjoyed the CoM reveal this month!  Check out what everyone else made!

Monthly Winners

AJE Blog Team

18 thoughts on “December CoM with Diana Ptaszynski”

  1. OMG I have no idea how you do those spiral robe seed bead things (I've tried and I just can't get it, lol) but it looks fabulous! And that clasp from Lesley IS perfect. I need to talk to her. LOL!

  2. Gorgeous Sue! Sometimes simple is just what a component needs šŸ™‚ And sometimes wrapping your brain around a new technique on a deadline just doesn't work. I love your simple spiral solution šŸ™‚

  3. Oh, I love that you used 2 shades of white for the necklace! It really gives the twist of the spiral nice definition! That clasp!..a perfect compliment to Diana's focal! It's great when everything comes together so nicely! Lovely piece!

  4. This is sooo lovely, Sue! I enjoy spiral weave too, but am always too impatient to make a whole necklace strap in size 11's. So I've just made spiral bracelets. I like the subtle contrast of your transparent and opaque white beads. Very pretty!

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