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AJE Compoment of the Month Reveal - MOI!!!

Over at Art Jewelry Elements, we have a monthly challenge called Component of the Month.  This month it was my turn to provide the component!  You had your choice of either a trio of chicklet beads, or a pressed cabochon.  Most took chicklets, but some picked cabs.

Here's what I made with a trio I made for myself!  I had to hold back showing it for Diana's waxed linen cord blog hop!

I used a trio of pressed flower beads I made for myself, and indonesian glass seed beads in matching colors!  I used a really pretty butterscotch waxed linen cord, thai silver bead caps and a pretty flower shank button as the closure!  I love using waxed linen and will be making more designs, hopefully for sale at Bead Fest!

Please join in the hop to see what everyone else made with my beads!

AJE Members


Lesley said…
Love this Sue - so easy to wear and really pretty colours. Thanks for giving us such lovely beads to work with.
Lesley said…
Love this Sue - so easy to wear and really pretty colours. Thanks for giving us such lovely beads to work with.
Caroline said…
Gorgeous!!! Love the colours, love the style, it's stunning :)

Thank you for a great component, I had loads of fun with it!
LOVE the colors! Warm and springy! It looks very comfortable!
Jenny said…
Gah! I love it! I NEED some of those Indonesian seed beads. What are they? Like 6's? The colors are fab!!!
jessememan said…
I love it, Sue and I absolutely love your beads. You have a hit with those chiclets!!
Nice! The colors are unusual - but they look so great together.
Yummy!!! I'm with Jenny. Where did you get those Indonesian seeds? And what size? They are gorgeous!
lunedreams said…
That bracelet is GORGEOUS Sue, I love it! I love those earthy, matte finish beads with your tablets, and the three strands really set off the lampwork. Beautiful!
This is absolutely gorgeous - perfect match!
Ann Schroeder said…
Love this bracelet. The colors are gorgeous! I just pinned it to the waxed linen board because it IS perfect for that too!
Beautiful bracelet Susan, I love the colors in this one.
Alice said…
Your beads are fabulous but I especially like the chicklets.
And the piece you made is just beautiful.
Kari Asbury said…
Love it! Those colors are wonderful! I'll be looking at getting some of the Indonesian beads for some of my stashed chicklets ;)
Unknown said…
Yes those seeds are amazing and with your chicklets I am drooling!
Shai Williams said…
Thank you for the opportunity to play with your wonderful beads. They are a joy.

That bracelet is wonderful and one that I would be wearing a lot.
So sad I missed this! I would have happily purchased chicklets and joined in! Such beautiful new beads, Sue. As always, you create gorgeousness wherever you go!

Stunning bracelet, too! Loving that waxed linen chic -- perfect for your earthy seed beads and wonderful handcrafted lampwork trio of blooms!

This is a perfect pairing, Sue! Indonesian glass is one of my favourite components, and the rougher texture looks great with your exquisite little lampies :)
Becky Pancake said…
Hi Sue, I like your bracelet and I really like your chicklet beads.
Unknown said…
Really pretty piece - I love it!
Rebekah said…
Love it! The colors are so perfect for spring and beautifully put together—the bracelet lover in me wants to snatch it up right now! :-) Thanks so much for another fun challenge!

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