February 28, 2016

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.

Component.....



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.



Guests

Shaiha Williams

Renetha Stanziano - Thank you for stopping by!

AJE Team

Diana Ptaszynski

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Caroline Dewison

Jen Cameron

Lesley Watt 

Sue Kennedy










February 12, 2016

Preciosa My Czech Beads 2016 Contest Entry

Introducing Joto.  The themes for January/February are winter, dancing balls, and fancy-dress, and you must use bead embroidery for the technique.  I never realized just how many Czech beads I have in my stash.  




Joto means heat in Swahili. We are facing yet another round of cold temperatures and....possible snow storm.  So stay warm.



Stay warm and bead on!





Enter the PRECIOSA My Czech Beads 2016 competition where you can take inspiration from the designs of internationally renowned artists and you can win 1 kg of beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand!