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AJE Component of the Month with Kristen Stevens

Once again, it's time for the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month challenge!  This month, Kristen Stevens provided us with woven beaded rings!  I had some black ones that I wanted to work with.

 I had a few ideas - I was going to make earrings with my glass headpins; I was going to use one of my black metallic steampunk hearts and make a necklace.  But life really got in the way this month for me.  I had a water disaster in my house while gutting and redoing a bathroom, and am dealing with lots of work in the house at this point!
 I had purchased these awesome fox pendants from Summer Wind on etsy to make something for my boyfriend, and so I decided to make him some ornaments (they were going to be a secret, but probably not anymore!).
 Sadly, as I was trying to ream out the hole a little to fit a jump ring in, I broke this one.  It's so cute too.  Luckily she has more for sale so I have ordered one and I'll make him the second ornament when it arrives.

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out!  The accent beads on the other one will be little red czech beads.  I love using my art beads to make ornaments this time of year!

Thanks for looking and please check out what everyone else made with Kristen's rings!

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Lesley said…
Those are lovely ornmaents Sue and Kristens hoops add a a nice accent.
Ann Schroeder said…
This is such a great use of the beaded ring! I love the ornament.
Kristen Stevens said…
Girlfriend this is stunning!!!!
Very cute ornament Sue .. what a lovely idea for a sweet pendant like that. So sorry to hear about the water trouble - no doubt that had you a bit preoccupied! Hope you've got that all sorted at this point and had a great holiday
Kristi Bowman said…
Adorable!! I never would have thought to do that with Kristen's Beaded Bead. Love it!
Those are so cute! But how sad the one broke :( You could save it to use in a mosaic....
I bet the boyfriend will love them whether they are a surprise or not.
Ornaments. What a clever idea; just perfect for this time of year! I'm glad you can get a replacement for the one that broke. Those are adorable pendants. Your boyfriend will be thrilled with this gift!
Karen M said…
Sue: I REALLY like your idea of making a beautiful keepsake for someone special using art beads. The ornament is so pretty and unique.
What fun! Great idea to make ornaments with these - I love them!
Melissa Meman said…
Aww, sorry about the breakage. This is a really cool ornament, though!
Jennifer said…
Oh those are adorable! It IS that time of year, isn't it...
Nan Smith said…
Incredibly sweet ornament! I love it!
Anonymous said…
Oh those are so pretty! What a coolidea!
Shaiha said…
What a great idea! Your boyfriend will love them.
Lindsay said…
Those fox components are so cute! I am so sad about the broken one...maybe there is another way you can incorporate it into a finished item. Love how you used the components!
Caroline said…
Love those pendants! What a shame you broke one... I'm sure he will love them!

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