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February AJE Component of the Month Reveal!

Each month team AJE picks an artist's jewelry component, and then randomly selects a few individuals to design jewelry with the component.  This month I was one of the chosen.  The February component was an aluminum and crystal rivoli chain maille Phaedra design.  The Phaedra design was created by Karen Snyder, and Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio made a few for this month's challenge.  Read more by clicking HERE.


I usually make earrings when I am short on time, bt since I only had one Phaedra bead, I went with a bracelet design.  I used 8mm silver plated rounds, 4mm silver plated rounds, 5mm silver plated split jump rings, 15/0 silver seed beads, and an AlaCarte clasp.

A little right angle weave and I present Phaedra Boom!

Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.  Be sure to check out what the other participants made with the Phaedra component.  Links below.


Shaiha Williams

Renetha Stanziano - Thank you for stopping by!

AJE Team

Diana Ptaszynski

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Caroline Dewison

Jen Cameron

Lesley Watt 

Sue Kennedy


  1. That is fabulous and I haven't seen anyone use a Phaedra with bead weaving before! Love it! Thank you for joining in!!!

    1. You are welcome. This challenge was fun and the Phaedra component was easy to work with.

  2. Wow! The RAW is a genius frame for the Phaedra!

    1. RAW was the first bead weaving stitch I learned. It is always my go to stitch.

  3. Wow! That turned out really cool! Great job. Thanks for participating in the AJE design challenge.

  4. Beautiful work, I love how you've used the beads and rings to create a woven look to the design!

    1. Thank you. I knew I wanted to incorporate jump rings somehow.

  5. Your bracelet is gorgeous, love the beading you did.

  6. OMG! That is beautiful! It is so like the image I had in my mind but didn't have the skills to follow thru on.

    1. Thank you. I guess I am more of a beadweaver than a stringer.

  7. Oh wow. . .I think this component would have boggled me to the full extent. You really rocked this challenge. I adore your inventiveness and creativity. You created a stunning bracelet!

    1. Thank you Hope. I think I do better with challenges when I don't have to pick out the beads or components.

  8. That is fierce! The Phaedra needed silver in my opinion. Your "solution" to the challenge is stunning!

    1. Thank you! You are right about the silver. I tried crystal rounds in a similar color, but it made Phaedra look washed out.

  9. Awesome job Renetha! It works perfectly with the component!


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