Friday, September 30, 2011

Artisan Clay Design Team Reveal

It's already the last Friday in September (can you believe it????), and today is the Artisan Clay Design Team reveal day! Kristie Roeder sends us a pretty piece of prettyness each month and we make something with it and show you! I am really excited about my piece this month!I chose this beautiful dark teal button. While I was at ArtBLISS, Ms. Jen and I discussed how we hadn't made any bracelets with our pieces from Kristie, so I was determined to do that this time. I immediately thought of chain as connector. I used brass chain I had and attached it to itself with some small jump rings.
I made ribbed round beads in dark teal Bullseye glass that match really well with the button! I patinated some bronze wire with my new Lenk torch and used it to wire wrap the beads and pretty brass filigree bead caps.
I will probably change the clasp, but I don't have another one at the moment, and don't have the appropriate gauge to make one out of bronze. This bracelet is meant to fit close to the wrist, so that the button is the showpiece! I was really excited to make a bracelet this month, and hope you like it too! I was also really excited that I finished it on Wednesday evening instead of late Thursday night!!!! Woot!

Check out Kristie's blog for a list of the other partners and see what they made this month!


Marcie Abney said...

Good job solving the problem of the button holes! It really was a challenge figuring out how to use them. This is great!

Shirley said...

I'm with you, I love the chain as connectors. Love the fact that you can make beads to match! This is a very pretty bracelet, and I like the clasp!

Copper Diem said...

I love how you used the chain with the button! cute!

TesoriTrovati said...

I like seeing how buttons can be used in jewelry. I love the colors on Kristie's pieces, and the ribs on those beads work perfectly!
Enjoy the day, Miss Sue!

randomcreative said...

Beautiful bracelet! I love the turquoise paired with the darker blue.

Penny said...

Love the bronze with the button and your swirled lampwork beads it really compliments the color.

Therese's Treasures said...

Great job Sue! I love it, your ribbed beads go perfectly with the ceramic button.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I love using buttons especially Kristie's.
I love what you made, especially those beads, they are my favorite style.
Shannon C

Jen V. said...

Bracelet time! I think the chain is a good idea to keep the pressure off the sides of the button. I had a problem with the chain on the ceramic texture, though...any movement kind of caused a gritty, grinding sensation. Did you get any of that or am I just too easily annoyed? haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Carol Dean said...

The brass chain is the perfect solution for this button. I love that it and the wire don't detract from the beads at all, just work as wonderful supporting cast.