Saturday, January 3, 2015

December CoM with Diana Ptaszynski

The December Component of the Month challenge was provided by Diana Ptaszynski - snowflake pendants, how appropriate.  Although here in Pittsburgh, I think we had .10 inches of snow in December...so much for a horrible winter!  I chose this white pendant, and as usual, didn't photograph it before I started working on it.  In my defense, I knew right away what I wanted to do, so...

 I made a spiral rope with two colors of white seed beads!  I was so excited to do this.  I had a false start, in that I wanted to do it with size 8's and 15's, but it just wasn't really working, plus I was trying to do Russian Spiral, which is beyond me at this point.  So I made a simple spiral with size 11 seed beads and I'm still happy!
 I used this toggle clasp that I just purchased from Lesley Watt, and it went perfectly!

 Here's a closeup of the spiral rope and the two colors of beads. 
I hope you enjoyed the CoM reveal this month!  Check out what everyone else made!


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18 comments:

Lesley said...

That's beautiful SUe and I can't believes I did'nt think to use one of those clasps myself - it's just perfect. Doh!

Ann Schroeder said...

This is lovely. The spiral rope is wonderful. Pieces like this always make me want to learn to bead weave. And that clasp is so perfect!

Kathy Lindemer said...

You couldn't have found a better clasp to go with the necklace. It is perfect and you have a beautiful necklace. Well done!

Jennifer said...

Whoa! White on white spiral! Super cool! I haven't done a spiral rope in ages - now I may have to try...

WindDancerStudios said...

I love the clasp it matches perfectly! I almost went with spiral just something about the snowflake lol Love your piece!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job Sue. Spiral ropes are one of my favorite stitches so I think your necklace is beautiful. Yes Lesley's clasp was the perfect finishing touch.

Melissa Meman said...

Wow, your beaded rope is beautiful and Lesley's toggle was perfect! So much work...lovely!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I almost did white kumihimo! lol! I adore the clasp. It finishes this off perfectly. Lovely!

Diana P. said...

OMG I have no idea how you do those spiral robe seed bead things (I've tried and I just can't get it, lol) but it looks fabulous! And that clasp from Lesley IS perfect. I need to talk to her. LOL!

Bijoux Gems Joy said...

Very nice design. You took a very rustic lovely snowflake and gave it a touch of bling. I like how you matched the toggle from Lesley Watt to the pretty snowflake.

Caroline said...

Really pretty, I love the wintry feel to it!

Susan Delaney said...

Susan, lovely! I would have known from across the room that it was your work. Wonderful use of the white beads and the connector. Stupendous.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Sue! Sometimes simple is just what a component needs :) And sometimes wrapping your brain around a new technique on a deadline just doesn't work. I love your simple spiral solution :)

Carol Briody said...

Oh, I love that you used 2 shades of white for the necklace! It really gives the twist of the spiral nice definition! That clasp!..a perfect compliment to Diana's focal! It's great when everything comes together so nicely! Lovely piece!

fulgorine said...

I love the clasp and the pendant together.

Linda said...

This is sooo lovely, Sue! I enjoy spiral weave too, but am always too impatient to make a whole necklace strap in size 11's. So I've just made spiral bracelets. I like the subtle contrast of your transparent and opaque white beads. Very pretty!

Karin G said...

What a lovely necklace, all the components match so well to give a wonderful wintry feel.

Karen Totten said...

Wow - so pretty! I love how Lesley's toggle clasp compliments the design with the snowflake. Everything really came together very nicely.