Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal - Lesley's turn

It is time for another reveal.  I am so excited to tell you all about my journey on this one.

Here is what Lesley of TheaElements gave us to choose from.
I have to tell you lately I have realized that I do so much better with surprises on a general basis.  I am so inspired when it arrives.  I have been trying to use my stash as much as possible and I have a gorgeous stash of artbeads to work with but it seems that it is much harder to pick a component and then start picking beads.  I cant seem to choose which component to start with.  One of the other reasons I have discovered I work better with surprises that are part of challenges is that I AM challenged to make what I have on hand work.  That is so much fun for me.

As per my usual I forgot to take a picture of the component before I began to work with it.  I have to get better at remembering to do that.

So I had a bit of extra fun and challenge with this one.  Those of you who read my blog know I love twin beads by Preciosa.  They just speak to me.  So I wanted to do something a bit different and try my hand at a pattern that I have been looking at and admiring for quite a while.

Jill of Jill Wiseman Designs put out a YouTube video of a Dutch Spiral.  I have loved the look of it for some time but just haven't gotten around to playing with it.  I loved her "sticky uppy bead" rule and this cinched it for me.

Because of the beauty of the ammonite I wanted to mimic the spiral so here is what I created!



It was a bit of a bugger for me to use the clasp as it was and not just use it as a button but I really love copper and purple together.  Let me know what you think and be sure to pop over and visit everyone else to see what they have done with theirs.


Hugs
KK

32 comments:

  1. Yes another beautiful piece of beadwork Kristen! I love the subtle colour palette and the way it echoes the spiral of the ammonite - thank you for showing my work off so well.

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    1. Awww your work is so inspiring to play with.

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  2. Wow, love how that came out!!! Those soft colors are perfect to show off the coolness of the spiral with twins! You rock girl!

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    1. I think so too in fact a matching necklace will be coming soon!

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  3. Gorgeous work doll....you are uber talented. ...xox

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  4. I'm such a fan of spiral bead ropes and these colors are perfect with the button!

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  5. Love that periwinkle/gray! Your beaded ropes are such a nice companion to the shell button, they have the same "sea creature" feeling--the rope makes me think of a blue ribbon eel.

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    1. Periwinkle is one of my favorite colors so this was easy to play with.

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  6. That is so very pretty, Miss Kristen! I am like you in that I forget to snap a pic before until it is too late. You worked your magic, yet again! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    1. I need to be better at that! Magic? Maybe. Inspired definitely!

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  7. Lovely, once again! That beaded rope thingy is really cool. Structural and textural. Gorgeous!

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  8. WOWZA!! Your beadwork is always so beautiful, it really sets of Lesley's clasp!! Beautiful!

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  9. This challenge has led to so much experimentation for everyone. I love that you took the opportunity and that it turned out so well. The muted palette works perfectly!

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  10. This bracelet is very pretty!! I like the copper w/the purple as well and the design is fabulous. I just love your work!!

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    1. Thanks my sweet friend your support is always awesome!

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  11. Honestly, I don't even know what to say anymore. Every single time you reveal a new piece I"m just like OMG. So um yeah, you did it again. You...are...awesome.

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  12. Kristen your bracelet is lovely. Kudos to you for trying something new.The purple goes well with the copper and black.

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  13. Wow Kristen, this is SO lovely! Outstanding job!

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  14. Kristen, this is absolutely gorgeous! You seed bead queen, you!

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  15. Kristen, you are so talented, the bracelet is divine and I love the colors. I understand your infatuation with the twin beads they are so much fun to work and create with.

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  16. I love your beaded ropes and this is another stunner! Beautiful work!

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  17. I think your beaded rope goes so perfectly with the ammonite Lesley sent you! I love what you made!

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