Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April AJE Component of the Month Reveal!

Yet another month has passed us by, it's time for the April Component of the Month Reveal over at Art Jewelry ElementsLesley Watt provided components for us for April - buttons, or clasps, however you wanted to use them!  The one I chose was right in the middle!

 As usual, I did not take a photo of the button before I actually used it, so here is a closeup! 

 I had a few idea in my head none of which really worked out.  I didn't have the right color beads, I couldn't find the right color glass to make beads, I didn't have the right color waxed linen...on and on.  Finally, I went to Michael's for a little visual stimulation.  While I was there, I picked up the citrine (???) chips and the bronze colored beads.
 I strung three strands of beads (I already had the seed beads at home, woo hoo!) and then braided them before I attached to the bronze clasp with the crimp beads.  The bronze clasp is kind of urchin-ey, so I felt it worked really well.  Plus, I'm really into bronze these days!

I really like how it turned out!  Here's a list of everyone else who participated, check out what they  made with Lesley's components.  And thanks very much Lesley, for a great challenge!
 

18 comments:

Leah Curtis said...

Lovely bracelet, Sue! The clasp you received is just gorgeous, and your bracelet is beautiful.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous Sue...really love the way you've used the button as a focal and the braided layers are so pretty. Thank you.

Shirley Moore said...

Sue, I was so excited to see your bracelet! It has a rich feel to it, while totally able to work with jeans and a tshirt. I've seen those citrine beads at Michaels, so that was very cool to see how pretty they work with other beads! Well done!!

Kristen said...

This is just beautiful! I love the citrine pop you pulled from Lesley's bead!

Francesca Watson said...

Love, love, love this color palette!! I would wear this every day!!

lunedreams said...

This is a stunner! I would say your trip to Michael's was a success! Love the citrine and bronze with that button, and the three strands balance out the button nicely. Beautiful!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great colors and design! What would we do without Michaels!

Jennifer Cameron said...

This bracelet is like a treasure chest for the wrist! I LOVE it!

Perri www.ShaktipajDesigns.etsy.com said...

Oooh, love the the textures, the interplay of color! Classic and gorgeous!

TesoriTrovati said...

I am glad you DIDN'T have the right glass, as these stones and this design are the perfect complement to that lovely button! Enjoy the day! Erin

Diana P. said...

Sue, I LOVE the color combo you did for your bracelet! It's sooooooooo pretty. Hmmmm, I may have to make something in these colors to wear during the summer. Great job!

Becky Pancake said...

Great job Sue. Your bracelet is lovely.

Karen Totten said...

Oh My Goodness. I love this design! So beach and tropical. Makes me think SUMMER!

Melissa Meman said...

Sue, I love the colors and design you used with that gorgeous ammonite button!

Shaiha said...

I just love that blue-green color and you did such a beautiful job of highlighting and complimenting the bead/clasp.

Caroline said...

That's beautiful Sue, I love how you've got so many colours to work in harmony together!

CraftyHope said...

I really love the colors you pulled together for this bracelet. I think I would have been stumped with that button, despite its beauty. Your choices totally inspire me.

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Gorgeous bracelet! Love the colors you braided together.

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