Friday, February 1, 2013

AJE Component of the Month Reveal - January

Over at Art Jewelry Elements, it's time for the January Component of the Month Reveal. This month, it was Karen Totten's turn -she's the lovely woman behind Starry Road Studio.  She made us pie to use this month!  Actually, they are hollow lentil beads, but they kind of resemble pie!  I chose this olive one with reddish-brown tints.  Very fall-like.  I really like olive green.

This wasn't what I was going to make.  In fact I ordered beads, but they did not arrive in time.  So I ran to Michael's at the last minute, something I REALLY hate to do, and purchased these metallic rounds and ceramic discs.  They really go well with the piece Karen made.

I used the green metallic rounds because they really matched with my olive pie.  The discs are in shades of butter yellow, brown, and rust red, and really give the whole piece an autumnal feel.

I finished the piece off with antiqued copper chain and toggle clasp.  All in all, even though it wasn't what I was going to make, I do like it!

Please take a look at what everyone else made with their pie, including our three special guest designers!

Shirley Moore
Jennifer Cameron
Kristi Bowman-Gruel
Diana Ptaszynski
Kristen Stevens
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Lesley Watt
Francesca Watson
Melissa Meman
Joanne Tinley
Linda landig
Sue Kennedy


SummersStudio said...

Love those colors and your design too!

Kristi Bowman said...

I know what you mean about using Michael's beads but they are a fantastic addition to your beautiful piece. Nicely done Sue!!

Jennifer said...

Michaels is a challenge - yet you found the right beads! I like their size paired with Karen's bead. Great palette. Overall a win - win!

Kristen said...

I know you hated going to michaels but this is gorgeous!!!! I love it!

Shirley Moore said...

Sue, besides the fact that I just love this necklace, I love the fact that you show what can be done with craft store beads. You made the piece look so expensive and original. Great design!

re-maker said...

I love the pie bead you received from Karen, the color is dee-lish!

Your necklace is bold and beautiful!

Patti Van said...

Sorry you did not get your beads ontime! But, this necklace is beautiful!

Karen Totten said...

I think this is really beautiful Sue! I love the Fall feel of this - so perfectly in tune with the olive green leaf design of the bead!

TesoriTrovati said...

This turned out great! I have not seen those beads at Michaels. I have amassed quite a stash from there. I think that the colors work really well with the focal from Karen. A beautiful design! Enjoy the day. Erin

Francesca Watson said...

It turned out great! Those ceramic discs are a good choice, and the varied colors make the focal really pop.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Your piece turned out gorgeous! Love the colors, but I am not ready to skip spring and summer yet :-)

Janine said...

Sue, love this necklace! It's gorgeous.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love your necklace! Makes me wonder what you would've done with the beads you intended. Will you make another one?

Diana P. said...

Excellent choice of colors to go with the pie bead! ::high fives::

gretchen said...

I don't think anyone would have guessed those are Michael's beads! you did a wonderful job of matching and combining them with your PIE. The necklace is great ~

Melissa Meman said...

Sue...this is so pretty! I love the beads you chose from Michael's! I would totally wear this!

CraftyHope said...

I can't even imagine what you had envisioned originally, but this is so gorgeous! The earthiness you achieved with it really appeals to me. Beautifully done.

Lesley said...

Well it may not be what you envisaged Sue but I just LOVE it - gorgeous design, beautiful colours. Great job well done.


Forgot to add my Inuit piece to the keep your sanity post, here it is!