Yet another month has passed us by, it’s time for the April Component of the Month Reveal over at Art Jewelry Elements! Lesley Watt provided components for us for April – buttons, or clasps, however you wanted to use them! The one I chose was right in the middle!
As usual, I did not take a photo of the button before I actually used it, so here is a closeup!
I had a few idea in my head none of which really worked out. I didn’t have the right color beads, I couldn’t find the right color glass to make beads, I didn’t have the right color waxed linen…on and on. Finally, I went to Michael’s for a little visual stimulation. While I was there, I picked up the citrine (???) chips and the bronze colored beads.
I strung three strands of beads (I already had the seed beads at home, woo hoo!) and then braided them before I attached to the bronze clasp with the crimp beads. The bronze clasp is kind of urchin-ey, so I felt it worked really well. Plus, I’m really into bronze these days!
I really like how it turned out! Here’s a list of everyone else who participated, check out what they made with Lesley’s components. And thanks very much Lesley, for a great challenge!