Monday, March 31, 2014

AJE Component of the Month with Caroline Dewison of Blueberri Beads

It's hard to believe March is already over when it seems like it just began - it's time for the Component of the Month challenge again!  This month, Caroline of Blueberri Beads provided our inspiration.  Here's what I received - a very cool luna moth pendant!  You can't see in this photo, but the bronze overlay is very shiny.

 I was having a hard time deciding what I had to match the pendant when I remembered these beads from my inventory for Bead Fest - they'd go great with Caroline's moth!
 Here they are together, just waiting to be made into something wonderful!
This necklace consisted of a lot of wire wrapping - which I seem to be into lately.  I used bronze seed beads with both my lampwork and the african metal beads I had on hand.  I used bronze wire, that I slightly heat patinaed.
 I had a sweet little bronze clasp I had ordered a while ago, to go with seed beading projects, but it went perfectly with this project!

 Here's the finished necklace!  I like it - I wore it out already on Saturday night, with a green sweater, to a mixology class I gave Jason as a gift for Valentine's Day!

 Please visit everyone who participated this month!


22 comments:

Niky Sayers said...

Those beads look like they were made to match! Beautiful colours and a great necklace!!!

Kathy Lindemer said...

It is stunning! Well done!

Lesley said...

Great bead choice Sue - they highlight the colours of the focal perfectly...lovely design.

Caroline Dewison said...

Beautiful design Sue! I love your glass beads, they're really pretty colours and a great match!

Thank you for joining me in the challenge!

Shirley Moore said...

Oh Sue! I'm blown away by how different everyone's pieces are, and how gorgeous each and every one turns out. You chose the perfect beads and wire to compliment the Luna moth, not overpowering, but totally setting off the focal, and your beautiful beads.

Kristen said...

Oh Sue you are so right your beads were a perfect match. I love it!

Diana P. said...

Oh boy! Those lamp work beads were meant to go with the moth you received! Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!

Dolores Raml said...

Love how this turned out, the beads you used are a perfect compliment to the beautiful moth.

Dolores Raml said...

Love how this turned out, your beads are a perfect compliment to the beautiful luna moth.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

So pretty, Sue! Love the lampwork with that focal!

Karen Totten said...

Beautiful! Love the palette and texture of your design!

lunedreams said...

Those beads are just perfect for the pendant, I can see some blue in the glaze. Love the brass beads drawing out the bronze in the pendant.

freshbakeddesigns said...

Love the art deco look of this design! Gorgeous complimentary bead choice with this focal.

Francesca Watson said...

Those beads go beautifully with the focal - really lovely!

carrie said...

Wonderful!

Melissa Meman said...

Totally gorgeous, Sue! I love the beads you chose to pair with the focal. I'll bet it looked great with that green sweater!

CraftyHope said...

It's really beautiful! I like the pops of interest your beads have on the chain without taking away from the focal too much. Wonderful job!!

lindalandig said...

I love seeing all the different colored moths that everyone received. Your lampies are perfect with your moth. A lovely combo!

Rebekah said...

What a gorgeous necklace Sue! Your beads are a perfect match and give the whole necklace a very nice rich feel… and of course I love that you wire-wrapped it all together.

Jennifer said...

And I am sure you got compliments on it - its fab! fantastic match of your beads to the glaze, and I like that its simple - so the focal can shout out!

Silver Parrot said...

Very pretty. I love the moth component and the lampwork beads! I think the simple wire-wrapping is a great choice to let those beautiful pieces really stand out in the design.

Shaiha said...

What a gorgeous necklace! I just love the blend of your beads and the focal.