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AJE Component of the Month - My Turn - Beaded Beads!

It was my turn to provide the Component of the Month over at Art Jewelry Elements this month.  I chose to make beaded beads for everyone.

I got the tutorial from Datz Katz over on etsy - Debra Schwartz has many tutorials for beaded goodies if you want to visit her store!

Here's what I made from several pairs of my beaded beads!








Of course, there are other things you can do with pairs of beaded beads besides making earraings, but I really love making earrings so....

Please check out what everyone else made with their beaded beads!

Guests

AJE Team


Comments

Niky Sayers said…
Thank you so much for the beaded beads, I love mine! I am totally amazed at how beautifully you blend the colours in them, you have a real eye for colour and oh my that third pair of earrings, they are totally stunning, I love the drop you have used on the very opulent!
elisabeth said…
Great earring Sue - and thanks for the great beads you sent me! I loved getting to play along!
Lindsay said…
Fun Sue! Thanks for sharing your beads with us this month, along with how you use them!
Holy smokes, woman! That's alotta earrings! Love these beaded beads, thanks for sharing them with us :-)
Wow..how pretty. I love the aqua one so summery! Excellent Job on of the earrings! Thanks for providing the beads for this. Everyone did such a great job with them.
Lesley said…
Wow - very prolific...a lovely selection og earring - particularly the gold/green pair.. those are lush!
Mischelle said…
Sue, first I want to thank you for allowing me to play along. I had fun. I love all the earrings you made. There are soo many possibilities. Thanks again.
Becky Pancake said…
Hi Sue, I really like your beaded beads. They sure do make great earrings.
Jennifer said…
These are like the best earring beads ever. I tried very hard to resist the urge to make earrings! And I love all the ones you made. You do the best color combinations!
Melissa Meman said…
Wow! Look at all those beaded bead earrings! Love them! Thanks for always coming up with cool components for us all to play with!
Linda said…
Wow, you really made a ton of earrings - all very pretty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful beaded beads with us!
Caroline said…
All beautiful, but I'd pick the third pair for me!

Thank you for a great component, it's been fun designing around it :)
Kristen Stevens said…
All of them are just so yummy!

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