May 31, 2014

Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Blog Hop


I am a blog addict.  Not only do I write my own blog but I follow a bunch that tend to focus on jewelry.  One of my favorites, Art Jewelry Elements,  happens to focus on Art Beads.  They have a monthly blog hop where the contributors will make some jewelry based on a component they are sent by one of the other contributors.  They also have a drawing where the readers can enter to get a shot with designing with said component.  Okay now that I have confused everyone, let me show you what I am talking about.



Yep, those beads were up for grabs and by one of my favorite artisan bead makers, Sue Beads.  Sue has come out with a new style bead that she calls Chicklets.  Aren't they just darling.  And such great fun to work with.  Yep.  I was one of the readers chosen to participate this month. 

I admit to fondling the set I was given a few times and then I set them on the shelf where I could see them while I was working.  Well it just happened that I also put a set of country style roses on that same shelf because I wanted to make them into something.  And as they say, history was made or something like that.



I wanted to make myself a necklace that I could toss on with all the varied blues that I tend to wear during the summer so out came the copper wire and chain.  I am not sure that I did them justice but I will say that this is a fun necklace to wear and it is long enough that I can just toss it on when I am heading out the door.



I did want to give you a close up of one of these beads.  Aren't they just darling?  I know that I am going to be picking up some more because I want to use some in a couple bracelets.

Now that you have seen what I made, be sure to check out how everyone else used these delightful beads.  And be sure to follow Art Jewelry Elements because I would love to what you have made in one of their future hops.



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20 comments:

  1. A very pretty very wearable necklace Shai - enjoy your summer wearing it.

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  2. Lovely design Shai.. those roses are gorgeous!

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  3. Sweet and feminine, love the colors and textures!!

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  4. I love your necklace Shai, and your copper links are fantastic! It looks like a great necklace to just throw on! Thanks so much for playing!

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  5. Love it! Great colors - I would want to wear that a lot over the summer too - not too heavy or hot. ( Ill catch up on the linen hop this weekend!)

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  6. I love it! It's definitely perfect for summer and winter. And also spring and fall :-) I would definitely get a lot of mileage with this fun piece.

    Thanks for reading AJE and participating in the design challenge!

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  7. I think you did the beads justice. They look great with the copper and country roses. I love the style of necklace so the beads can take center stage. It will go with everything and be fun to wear. And yes, I agree, the chicklet beads are darling!

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  8. Beautiful necklace Shaiha, and those roses go perfect with Susan's Chicklets.
    Therese

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  9. A beautiful necklace! of course blue is my favorite color to work with.

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  10. Great necklace! I love how you brought the varied shades of blue together, a what a fantastic "everyday" style.

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  11. I love the necklace! all the texture is perfect!

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  12. I had the same idea--a nice long necklace! Your rose beads harmonize so nicely with the lampwork, and your wire wrapping is lovely--I prefer to add an extra course of wrapping to my pieces too. I hope you have a happy summer with your new necklace!

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  13. This is a necklace that would be fun to wear all summer long. The weather is supposed to stay pretty for the next week. Enjoy!

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  14. These roses are fabulous buddies for Sue's beads, Shai! Like you said, it was just meant to be :)

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  15. Stylish and lovely. I love the chain work and the chosen beads and colors.

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  16. Yes, Sue's chicklet beads are darling indeed! Love the ocean of blue you've combined and the fun easy going style of your necklace—I'm sure it's going to be a perfect go-to necklace!

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  17. Just followed the link here from your Chicklet post. This is a wonderful necklace too, Shai! Love all your choice of beads!

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  18. P.S. I'm a big fan of blue and really long "toss-on" necklaces too!

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  19. I have a great love for blue roses -- in jewelry, in clothing, I just love them and your "garden" necklace is gorgeous! The floral chicklets & roses are blooming beautiful! Love the long copper length, too. Fabulous!

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