Friday, May 31, 2013

Art Jewelry Elements May Component of the Month Reveal

Every month, Art Jewelry Elements does a Component challenge and giveaway.  One of their talented contributors makes up a number of components, people comment to signup and then they pick from among the commenters a number of people that will receive one of the components and design something with it, along with their AJE Team.  This is actually the second time I've been chosen as one of the participants. This time around the component was from SueBeads blog.  I love her beads and discs.  Check out her Etsy shop, Sue Beads. As usual, I was so excited when I got my package, I forgot to take a picture of my Ruffled Disc. Now most of you know, I don't do blue. Just not my thing. But she asked us to let her pick the disc for us and not ask for a specific color or disc.  So, when I got my disc, guess which one it was? LOL  Yep, all blue.  But I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. (Well, kind of, because it was either going to be a brooch/pin or bracelet) But the bracelet won out.  I'd won a slider bracelet using the Cousins new slider bracelet finding recently and really liked it. One problem, I can't find their slider bracelets anywhere around where I am and didn't have time to order one. But Hobby Lobby had something close.  So now I needed to decide on colors to add. I decided to basically stay with the main colors on the color wheel, i.e. reds, blues, yellows, greens. So I got out a piece of copper/brass metal I had, textured it and a piece of green leather/suede I had.  I had just read about using my Big Kick to texture leather and wanted to try this, so I ran it through my Big Kick and it turned out great. Although you probably can't see the texture here in the picture, you can see it well in person, close up.  I made my 4 stamens for the flowers, using copper wire, punched holes in the metal and the leather, ran the 4 lengths of wire through all three pieces. Then I wrapped the longer piece of wire from one of the stamens around the other 3 to wire them all together, curled the shortest piece of wire to keep it from coming out and proceeded to wrap the other 3 pieces of wire around the band of the bracelet.  I was going to do curly-q's with the wire but decided against it.  I finally got my measurement for the leather, cut it and glued the clasp on to it.  It's not quite like I first envisioned, but I think I like the way it turned out.  Thanks so much Art Jewelry Elements for sponsoring this giveaway and reveal. And thanks SueBeads for the wonderful component and picking me to be one of the challengers.  At long last here's my bracelet with my SueBeads Ruffle Disc.  Tell me how you think I did.
 
 Here's the list of the AJE Team participants and the guest bloggers/participants. Be sure to check out what everyone did with their disc.
Guest Bloggers 
Birgitta Lejonklou   http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson   http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
 
AJE Team
Jennifer Cameron  http://glassaddictions.com/
Jenny Davies-Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Francesa Watson    http://francescawatson.com/
Looking for other Jewelry, Stained Glass, Mosaics or Fused Glass Kreationz for your Home or Garden?  Check out my shop, KayzKreationz.

16 comments:

Lesley said...

That's just gorgeous Kay - very creative and so original...well done!

Kristi Bowman said...

I agree with Lesley, very creative!! I just love to see something different and beautiful!!

Heidi Post said...

It's so cool to see how everyone took such different paths. This is definitely one of the most unexpected I've seen so far. Very cool design!

Mary Anne said...

Love your bracelet! Gives me tons of ideas. I have a Sizzix machine, need to try the leather in it - SOON!

Lola said...

I love this bracelet! I love the beautifully mixed components and the earthy, garden feel. The texture on the green suede is very cool too.

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

That is so cool !!
I love the ethnic feel and very modern still !!

Melissa Meman said...

Very cool! Love the leather!

Melissa Meman said...

Very cool design! I love the leather!

Jo said...

That is lovely! I never would have thought of texturing leather in that way.

Kathy Lindemer said...

The leather turned out really well. The bracelet is creative and attractive. Well done!

Rebekah said...

What a fun mix of colors! I like how you paired the blue ruffle bead up with the rustic natural tones—makes it really pop! And of course, I love what you did with the leather—I have a soft spot for anything textured. Great job!

Kristen said...

WOW texture, fun and colorful is what this says to me! Awesome!

KayzKreationz said...

I accidentally deleted Jennifer Cameron's comment instead of publishing, so here is Jennifer's comment.
Jennifer Cameron has left a new comment on your post "Art Jewelry Elements May Component of the Month Re...":

I LOVE this design! Very creative and oh so lovely. I would totally wear this! Thanks (Again!) for reading AJE and participating in the design challenge.

SueBeads said...

Wow Kay it's amazing and a ton of work!! Thanks so much for playing along!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for joining us! What a great idea for a bracelet - it turned out really well!

kmorgan said...

I love it! Very cool design! It sort of looks like a watch - Neat! :)