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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Art Jewelry Elements November Challenge



Lesley Watt of Thea too was the host for the November Challenge of the Art Jewelry Elements blog.  Lesley offered her newly designed 35mm bronze snowflake disc components to two lucky commenters and I was one of the lucky winners.

 The only "catch" is that I had to make something with the disc and blog about it on November 30.  Now that is easy enough, or so I thought.  I really found this piece to be a challenge to work with.  I had several ideas but had to scrap them for one reason or another.   If you are so inclined, you can check out the original giveaway post here at the Art Jewelry Elements Blog.   They do this often so perhaps you might like to give it a try.

Those are Ingrid Mueller's "worms" (her name, not mine) in a 22 gauge copper heavy wrap along with some silver-lined glass beads that have a aurora borealis luster applied that gives them a dark shiny finish that reflects purples, blues, and bronzes.  They really look quite nice with this snowflake.  A frosted quartz dagger (my interpretation of an icicle) dangles at the bottom of the focal.
Here is a list of the other participants.  Please take some time to check out their beautiful designs.




As always, I had a nice time designing with this component.  Thank you, Lesley, for your generous gift and challenge and thanks to all the gang at Art Jewelry Elements for the beautiful work you produce to inspire the rest of us.  

16 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Jean,
Wow just Wow I am in awe of this magnificent necklace it is gorgeous and so unusual. LOL can you tell I really like it.
Therese

potterygirl1 said...

Love what you did with this necklace looks amazing! Nice to see you finally used some of the worms ( I thought you came up with that name LoL!)But if you remember it was me you are probably right!

Linda Y said...

Great piece. Like how you wrapped the focal and the "worms" Awesome job.

Kristi Bowman said...

That is very cool Jean, really earthy I love it!! I'm so glad you got a chance to join our challenge!! http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/november-aje-component-of-month-design.html

Lesley said...

Wow indeed! I just love what you've done here Jean - the tribal vibe was very unexpected and it works beautifully. Those worms are very cool. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge.

BackstoryBeads said...

You have transformed these components (each a treasure on its own!) into one masterful piece of art. I am in awe!!

Kristen said...

JEAN!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous!!! The flow is so beautiful and the colors are the perfect winter blend!!!! Thank you for playing along with us!!!

Diana P said...

Totally digging this Jean. I would rock that in a second!

SueBeads said...

Oh my, Jean! This is a piece of art! So different and imaginative! I love it!

Jennifer said...

The worms are wild- never seen them. Are they glass or ceramic? I like the way they work with the large focal, but my fav art is the quarts icicle. It's so right in size, and balance with the focal. I love a dangle!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Jean this is a masterpiece! I simply love it! it is strong and bold - just stunning!

Stop by my blog - you are the winner for my AW Holiday give away!

Marie Cramp said...

That is funky!! And I happen to love funky!! :) Great necklace! Love the dangles!

Kepi said...

Again what can I say, you make truly awesome jewellery! I love love love this necklace!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Stunning, I am amazed at how you constructed all the gorgeous beads together. Love love love!

CraftyHope said...

The worms work really well with the snowflake and I adore how you have them wrapped. It gives so much added texture. I know I would have been stumped by the snowflake, so I think you did an awesome job! :)

Cindy said...

Jean, wow - your necklace is a knock-out!!! Oh how I would love to wear this one! :-)