Monday, December 2, 2013

AJE Component of the Month - Kristen Stevens

It's that time again, hard to believe, it's Component of the Month over at Art Jewelry Elements.  This month, the sweet Kristen Stevens provided beaded beads to everyone to make something gorgeous with.  Here's what I made!

This first pair was made with my own lampwork beads in a constrasting color to the pretty cinnamon colored beaded beads Kristen made.  The ear wires are hand-forged niobium since I'm allergic to just about everything anymore!  Sorry the photos aren't the best, they were taken under artificial light since there's no real light here in Pittsburgh until May...


For this second pair, I made bead caps!  I used some copper sheet that I had fold-formed and patinaed in the flame, then punched and dapped, sanded, and punched holes in (lots of steps!) along with some copper heishe and titanium hematite I picked up at Bead Fest.  It's hard for you to see the pretty colors and texture on the bead caps, but they do look nice!  The ear wires are sterling.  
Please hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements to see what everyone else made with Kristen's beaded beads!

11 comments:

Kristen said...

Sue you honor me!!! Thank you so much!

Shirley Moore said...

Love that first pair, the contrast in colors is so very pretty! And the second pair reminded me of whoopie pies, with seed bead goodness sandwiched in the middle! Great job Sue!

Lesley said...

Both pairs are lovely Sue - the blue are cool and sophisticated but I really like the slightly vintage feel of the green pair.

Melissa Meman said...

Love them both, Ms. Sue!

Caroline Dewison said...

They're both gorgeous! I love how they fit for each style, they look so different!

lunedreams said...

Love both pair! I especially love the second pair, the effect with the two caps is great!

Alice said...

You own lampwork beads go so well with the beaded beads. And I like your handmade caps on the second pair! Very pretty!

Designed by Vera said...

Great job on both...I really like the green ones!!!!!!

Ann Schroeder said...

Both pairs lovely! This is a great hop. It's hard to go wrong with beaded beads. Love them!

Kristi Bowman said...

I really love the first pair! The cinnamon bead with your beautiful lampwork bead is a gorgeous pairing. Love the second pair too!!

Jennifer said...

As always - Sue - you have made lovely earrings! The first pair is my fav!

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