Skip to main content

AE Component of the Month for April -- Jennifer Stout Cameron

The component of the month for April was provided by Jennifer Cameron.  She made these awesome textured dichroic silver glass sparkly focal beads for us!


Yes, as usual, I didn't take a photo of mine before I worked on it!  I made this great focal piece.

I used a silver clay headpin from Andrew Thornton, urchin style bead caps, and a great pinch bail.  I had purchased some hand-dyed ribbon from Amy Kuczewski which arrived Monday in the mail!


Please check out what everyone else made, and thank you Jennifer for a great focal!

Guest Designers:
Art Elements Team:

Comments

bairozan said…
The silver combines perfectly with the colors of the gorgeous lampwork bead, that's a stunning focal!
This is beautiful! Very elegant with the silver headpin and bail-it really showcases the bead.
The ribbon arrived just in time! That looks fantastic! I love keeping focal beads simple and love how you offset it with the art headpin and the silver urchin endcaps. love it!
Cooky Schock said…
Really pretty, love how well the blue shows up!
Caroline said…
That's perfect, it really shows off the focal!
Karen Totten said…
Wow - really pretty!
CraftyHope said…
I love that you really kept it simple and let the bead shine, all while incorporating some beautiful elements in their own right. Awesome!
Laney said…
Love that Sue, really beautiful.
Lesley said…
Great treatment Sue - the colours really pop with the silver.
Jenny said…
The shiny silver elements are stunning with that bead!
Niky Sayers said…
Beautiful Sue, it really show cases the bead perfectly!
Deb said…
The silver treatment really lets the bead shine! I love it Sue.
Sarajo Wentling said…
Perfect timing on getting that ribbon! I love the silver components that you added for simple perfection. (And I also appreciate that I'm not the only one who always forgets to take a picture of the component of the month first!)

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Accident!

Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!

Art Elements Theme of the Month - Seed Pods

The theme for July was seed pods, chosen by Jen. I made a Pinterest board for seed pods - I seem to be using Pinterest a little bit more lately, although it's such a time suck! Not sure how to get the image to appear, though, so you'll have to follow the link I guess!

https://www.pinterest.com/suebeads/seed-pods/

I have made many headpins that look like seed pods, and wanted to make more, but just didn't have time to do it in glass.  Here are some photos of ones I have made in the past.

I really really wanted to get some done, but I didn't get to. What I did get to do was experiment a bit in polymer clay.  These beads were made using the "salt method". You roll the polymer in salt (not the super fine salt but a little bit bigger grain) and then bake it. When they are done baking, you rinse them off and the salt melts, and you get this impression in the clay that makes them look like seed pods! The top bead is just a pretty orange/ochre color that I highlighted…

Art Elements February Theme Challenge - Birds of Prey

Cathy Mendola chose Birds of Prey for the theme this month, and it's a pretty awesome theme. You are going to see some amazing work by my team members and the guests who have participated this month! I had plans of doing more than I did, as indicated by the purchases I made for the projects I had in my head. However, I have been doing some work in my house, so whenever time permitted, meaning after work and weekend hours, we were pretty much doing the room renovations. One of them is going to be my study/studio, and I seem to be foiled at every move by trying to get some work tables. So I have only one small project to show you this month.  But first, the purchases!

This first Bali carved owl totem I got from fifirosedesigns on etsy - I wanted to make a mold and make my own cabochon to use in a necklace. However, I really did get around to doing that. So, I purchased the owl heads below.

These owl head cabochons are from ArtisticVariations84 on etsy - they are just fantastic, but …