Sunday, July 30, 2017

AE Component of the Month - July - Scarabs by Me!


I provided the scarab beads for the Component of the Month Challenge over at Art Elements for July! And as usual, didn't take a photo of my own bead before I started working with it.  But here is the one I used - unfortunately, you can't see the lustrous oil slick colors of this black metallic glass because once again we have cloudy days here in Pittsburgh.


I made a choker length necklace using spiral stitch and these awesome seed beads that go so well with this black metallic glass!

I used hematite swarovski crystals to divide the bead stitching and the scarab focal bead; I actually ordered a pile of pairs of various black swarovski colors and decided that these match the best!
I finished off the necklace with the ball socket clasp - it's a nice way to finish a spiral stitch - the size is just right and it's fairly easy to sew into the design.

Please check out what our guests and team members made with their scarabs! And thanks to everyone who took part in designing with my scarabs!



Guests


AE Team

Inuit

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