It's that time again - time for the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month challenge. This time, it was Melissa Meman who provided us with some morsels to play with! She makes awesome copper clay components. This is the one I chose.
I knew I wanted to do bead weaving (again!!!) and I picked some awesome colors to go along with the copper - peacock blue and wisteria.
I did a spiral rope with size 8 peacock color beads and size 11 wisteria. I have to say, I don't like this method of using 3 8s as the base and 4 11s as the spiral - it's too loose for me. I will write about this for my Tuesday post on AJE.
I used some beautiful angelite faceted rounds I had as an accent to the necklace, with about an inch of spiral rope in between the trio of beads. The color of this angelite is really amazing!
As I was toggle clasp deficient, I decided to make some. I punched 22 gauge copper sheet with my disc cutter, cut a hole in it, textured it, dapped it, filed the rough edges with sandpaper, antiqued it with LOS, and finally tumbled it for a couple of hours. I LOVE how it turned out. I used some 12 gauge FREE electrical scrap wire for the toggle part! I hammered the ends to make them flat, and they turned out awesome as well!
I made a connector with copper wire, copper heishes and an angelite faceted bead. I don't like the way it lays, so I ordered a bail. It hasn't arrived yet, but when it does, I'll use the bail to hang the pendant.
And this is the final product! I like it, love the colors. I hope you like it too! Please check out what everyone else made, including our guests, by visiting their blogs!