Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Component of the Month - Use Your Stash!

For the January Component of the Month Challenge at Art Jewelry Elements, we decided to do a "use your stash" challenge.  Use pieces you have from other AJE Team Members.  The guests were each chosen and sent a piece from one of the AJE Team Members to make something with as well.

Here are my pieces for this month!

 I made these earrings from heart charms I had from Kristi Bowman-Gruel.  I put the copper floral charms together with gorgeous pearls and gold filled ear wires - the gold filled ear wires don't seem to bother my ears like other metals do.
 These cute pink earrings were made from Diana Ptaszynski's flower charms - I made these for my mom - her favorite color is pink.
 These earrings were made from charms by Linda Landig!  I got these at Bead Fest in August!
 And these earrings, which are my new favorites, are with silver metal clay beads by Melissa Meman.  The photo below shows the detail on the beads!

I made these with cute brass spacer beads I bought at Andrew Thornton's store, and copper rounds.  Again, gold filled ear wires so I can wear them and not be bothered by the metal!

 This bead inspired the next piece!  Yes, this bead!  To me, it looks like porcelain.  I made it on a base of ivory glass and with some special reactive glass powder I have.  The blue and brown went perfectly with Jenny Davies-Reazor's goddess focal.
 The gemstones are called khaki quartz I purchased from norah on etsy.  I used 26 gauge art wire in a brown color. The 26 gauge wire was hard to work with, but the holes in the gemstones were very small.
 And finally, I made this spiral rope to go with a gorgeous beach hut focal pendant from Lesley Watt.  The clasp is bronze from Saki Silver. 
Take a look at what all the other AJE Team Members and our guests made with month by visiting the links below!

22 comments:

Caroline said...

All gorgeous, but the Jenny necklace has to be my favourite!

Niky Sayers said...

Oh my what beautiful pieces you have created, all wonderful but favorite has to be that necklace, what a stunner! Thank you so much for my beautiful bead and I hope you like what I have created with it!

Lesley said...

Great designs Sue - especially love how you've complemented Jenny's goddess and the rope with the beach hut is wonderful.

Kathy Lindemer said...

You had a nice stash to work with!! All of your pieces are wonderful.

Cassi said...

Those are all gorgeous pieces. I especially love that first pair of earrings, and the colors in your beaded rope with Lesley's focal.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Sue, All of your pieces are beautiful but the earring you made for your Mom are my favorite. I like pink too. A also admire the spiral rope necklace.

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh my, you've been a busy girl!! Lots of yummy earrings! The necklaces are spectacular, I remember seeing your inspiration bead and thinking it looked like porcelain too, perfect for Jenny's Goddess focal. And your beaded spiral rope is amazing!

Lindsay said...

Fantastic Sue! I really love the goddess necklace - love that subtle combination of blue and brown :)

Lindsay said...

Fantastic Sue! I really love the goddess necklace - love that subtle combination of blue and brown :)

Susan Delaney said...

Stunning, elegant simplicity characterizes each of these. Wonderful and calming to look at. The goddess necklace blew me out of the water.

Christine Walker said...

Wow gorgeous makes I love them all :) I joined in too Christinehttp://christinesjewellerybox.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/aje-challenge-reveal.html

Ann Schroeder said...

All the earrings and both necklaces are lovely. The goddess necklace is my favorite. Just gorgeous.

Karin G said...

Gorgeous jewelry, so diverse! I especially love the Goddess necklace.

Blue Kiln Beads said...

Oh my Sue you have been busy! Those pairs of earrings are all divine and the necklaces are gorgeous.

Shaiha said...

You outdid yourself Sue! I am totally in love with the earrings with Melissa's beads and the Goddess necklace is one that I would wear a lot.

Linda said...

Wow Sue, you were a busy lady! All of your pieces are wonderful, though my favorite is the beach house necklace! Great work!

stregajewellry said...

OMG, I like them all! But especially the metal bead and the goddess focal piece

Karen Totten said...

I enjoyed looking at your designs - especially the necklace with Jenny's goddess pendant.

Jennifer said...

Wow you were busy! You are inspiring me to try spiral rope again! I am beyond excited to see the beads, and the resulting necklace with my goddess pendant. Thanks for making her look so lovely!

Kristen Stevens said...

You knocked them out of the park!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love everyone one of those! I think my favorite is the one with Jenny's goddess. Absolutely gorgeous!

CraftyHope said...

So much art bead awesomeness. Though, I must admit that the goddess necklace is by far my favorite. It's so unique and rustic-y. LOVE!

Inuit

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