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.