Hello, and yes, it is that time again! Time for the Art Elements Component challenge. This month, we were fortunate enough to play with some of Lesley's new shell shaped components.
She offered us a choice of colors, and though I normally ask for a surprise as a challenge to myself, this time I opted for one of the ivory and deep teal colored pendants. This post will be light on text, simply because we had a lovely and FULL Memorial Day weekend. I hope you were all able to spend this weekend with your family or family of choice too! We had a fantastic time, but I am just about worded out. I will try to show you with pictures instead...
|Fantastic depth of color in this teal glaze|
|Strange carved serpentine face...|
|The beadwork connector looks a bit like a tongue.|
|The strap is half leather, half strung with vintage German glass beads and seed beads.|
|I like how the depth in the color lined seed beads goes with the teal glaze.|
This may still be a WIP. I want to do a more detailed beadwork bail to string the pendant by, but I can leave that for a bit later I will probably also do a metal crimp for the leather part of the strap, but my waxed linen was at hand. Lately, more and more, I want to wear a couple of necklaces in different lengths that I can toss on and layer. I think this will probably be in the normal rotation for awhile, as it's a nice length for every day wear at the office.
Thank you all for looking! I hope you will hop along and check out what everyone else has made this month! I'm off to do just that. Keep in mind, next month's challenge at AE is an open entry challenge - insects! Watch for my next AE post (5/31) - you will understand why this is so exciting to me. If you would like to play along in June, just let one of us know! If you don't have a blog, we can share your work on one of our blogs for you!
Art Elements team
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