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Art Elements November Component of the Month with Kristie Roeder

And it's time for another Component of the Month with Art Elements.  This month we had a guest contributor - Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay.  Even though I didn't get chosen to use one of the components she gave away, I had one in my stash that I had recently reclaimed from an unsold necklace, so I decided to play along!

As usual, I did not take a photo of the piece before I used it.  But really, did you expect me to?

I really enjoy the zen I get from bead weaving, so I decided that's what I was going to do with this ceramic ring.  However, the hole in the middle presented a dilemma to me.  I had seen Jennifer Cameron made a piece and filled in the hole with a perfectly sized czech bead; however, I didn't have any.  I did, however, have this lucite flower bead, and I used a small czech flower in the middle, and a size 15 cobalt bead to hold it all in place! 
I have these awesome black necklace blanks so I decided to make the loops to simply string on one of them.  I have to get better at my loops - not sure what happened to those skills, they must have left my brain!

Please check out what everyone else made with their Kristie Roeder creations!


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Art Elements Team

Comments

Kathy Lindemer said…
Great job on the necklace and wonderful design!
Lesley said…
Sp pretty Sue - lovely palette and you're bead choices are perfect.
Lola said…
Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this Sue ... yes, even the loops! =)
Caroline said…
Gorgeous design Sue, the flowers are just perfect!
Sue, what a beautiful piece. I love the colors and the flower in the center. I would wear that necklace every day!
Beti Horvath said…
The beadwork looks terrific. Great idea using the Lucite bead to fill the hole.
Jenny said…
Sue - its delicious. Sure these ARE some of my personal favorite colors. But still. Gorgeous work!
Cooky Schock said…
Beautiful bead weaving-your piece is so fresh looking!
Laney said…
lovely :) beautiful soft palette of colours :)
Niky Sayers said…
I love this piece Sue! The colours are just perfect and your bead work looks like lace! Stunning!
Sarajo Wentling said…
I love the colors in your piece! The flowers in the center were a smart idea.
Finally catching up with all the blog posts... Your piece for this COM is beautiful. Reminds me of the colors of the Caribbean sea. And your bead choice & beading are impeccable!

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