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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal

Have I told you all how much I love being part of this blog group.  The ladies that make up the Art Jewelry Elements blog team are not only talented they are also so supportive of each others art and life.  What started out as a gathering of artists from different mediums has become amazing friends.  I mean look at the Art I have had the pleasure of playing with.....

And this month is no exception.  It was Francesca's turn this time around and this is what she sent us.

I have yet to have put any enameled work in any of my designs so I was thrilled to get my piece.  And you see those little drops?  Silver!  This called for some serious concideration.  I was over the top thrilled when mine arrived.  I had the perfect beads. Knowing how sometimes my skin tends to alter metal I decided to bezel it.  And also thanks to Kelly of the Hole Bead Shoppe I also had a beautiful tube of sterling plated 15's that were perfect for this project.  I have to say I totally cried when I broke one of the beads but all is well.

It still needs a Name but I love love love this necklace!!!


Thank you so much Francesca this was so much fun to play with!  Hey I may not be around because I have yet another bout of sickness.  I may be sleeping but hop over to the Art Jewelry Elements page and see what everyone else created.

Hugs and Blessings!
Kristen

15 comments:

  1. Kristen~This is Gorgeous!!! It is so easy to see the love you put into it. The focal is beautiful and has such great color. The beads you used are Perfect for this piece. You sure are a part of something special :-) Feel Better!!!

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  2. OOoooh, I just love bead weaving!! I love the bezel you created, it's just perfect with Francesca's component. Beautiful necklace my friend!

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  3. This is quite lovely Kristen! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  4. Yep, that is a total stunner! I love how well those 15's followed the drops, what a beautiful design. Way to go girl! Now get back in that bed and get better!

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  5. Kristen you created a perfect frame for the pendant, beautiful and your bead work is stunning.

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  6. Wow, what a great frame for that disc. Really makes the disc stand out. Love the colors in your necklace. Very pretty.

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  7. WOW! I never would have thought to bead a frame for this but it's terrific!! What awesome bead work and the colors are perfect!

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  8. The colors are spot on and I LOVE the accent of the silver plated beads for the silver droplets on the component. Perfection! I can't believe how much beading you get done in less than a month. Crazy!

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  9. Love it! Man, that is a bezel! The silver accents really make the piece!

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  10. Oh my, Kristin, it's fantastic! I can't believe you can do that so quickly - what a lot of work! And your bezel is fantastic! Excellent job!

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  11. I love how you bezeled Francesca's disk and the swirl of silver beads is the rope-heavenly!

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  12. Hi Kristen,
    Beautiful necklace and you are right the colors of the beads match perfectly to the disk. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
    Therese

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  13. I have a glaze that is that same green with flecks of brown. Stunning. As always - you are amazing. THe silver edge on the bezel - YES! thats so gorgeous!

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  14. Kristen - this is beautiful!!

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  15. What a beautiful piece! Your beading is stunning, and the silver spiral in the "chain" really pulls the silver frame around the pendant front and center!

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