I always feel like I start these posts with the same statement...How on earth is it October already?! Wasn't it just February? It's time again for the Art Elements component of the month reveal!
This time we got to play with one of Niky's hare coin clasps. As always when I use delicate components, I know my struggle is going to be how to make the component really stand out! Add in the fact that I don't typically work with much metal, and this month was a particular challenge for me.
Luckily, the deadline for this month managed to sync up with my trip to visit my PiB Kelly for a long weekend. If you're not sure what I mean by PiB, check out my last two posts about Kelly (Here and Here) and our relationship with each other and beads. Kelly became a first time home owner earlier this year, and I hadn't been up to see her new digs yet! We spent the weekend cooking, brewing batch after batch of tea, binge watching shows and videos, and BEADING. I had brought the majority of my art bead collection, since we intended to do an art bead trade, so when I started playing around quite a few art beads made it into the initial design. Fortunately, this is as far as I got before I realized it was just TOO MUCH for the clasp. I cut everything apart to scale back a ton, or I knew I wouldn't be happy with the finished piece. *cringe* Yes, that is sterling wire....
Please do hop on over to everyone else's blog and see what they created with Niky's delightful hare clasps this month! I'm off to do just that now! Thanks for looking!
Art Element Team
Cathy Spivey Mendola