Friday, June 24, 2011

Artisan Clay June Challenge




As you know, I am part of Kristi Roeder's Artisan Clay Design Team (check out her blog to see what everyone else on her design team made this month)! On the last Friday of every month, we reveal our creations made with a component that she sends us! This month, we got to pick from a variety of smoke-fired pendants she made. I chose a brown and ivory donut. I made myself a bail from some brass wire I got from Patina Queen - I'm pretty pleased with myself. I purchased that new book Handcrafted Wire Findings and am really happy I did - I am a visual learner and it's really helped me think out the process of making earring wires and bails and what-have-you! I strung lots and lots of seed beads in neutral colors. I used brass chain from Fusion Beads. I would have added one more strand of small seed beads (like 11mm) in a muted ivory color if I would have had them - I did not. I would have had to run out to JoAnn's or Michael's and I doubt they would have had what I was looking for anyways, so I kept it as is. I do like it, but I think I may go on a search for those seed beads. Or maybe some muted ivory peanut beads would look good...

6 comments:

somethingunique said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty necklace, would pair up nicely with a creamy peasant top.
take care ttfn lana :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Nice! I love that book too. Just got it and devoured it and now I need to go back and try the projects. I think that making a bail or ear wires or clasps makes a piece so much more you. I love the double strands. Nice texture and color happening here!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

stacilouise said...

You really mimicd the characteristics of the donut with your bead choice. Its great.

Carol Dean said...

This is lovely. An additional strand of seed or peanut beads would be great!

stregata said...

Wonderful combination - I love the focal you chose!

Marcie A. said...

You got such a great piece from Kristie! I love how you chose to display it. Great job!