One of my favorite blogs to keep up with all things jewelry is Art Jewelry Elements. They have regular challenges that I find a blast to participate in. The challenge for January was to dig through our hoards or treasure of art beads and find one (or more) to make up in a piece of jewelry.
Now I am ashamed to say that I had forgotten about signing up for this hop until one of the wonderful moderators, Jenny Davies-Reazor, dropped me a line asking if I was still planning on participating. I definitely was and spent a most enjoyable time digging through my beads and finding one that spoke to me.
I had a few that I put to the side to consider when I ran across this dragonfly from Firefly Design Studio. Now I am especially partial to dragonflies as they are one of my totems and usually signify that a change is coming. I am hoping that it is a good one perhaps better sales with the new schedule that I will be starting late in February.
Now the next step was deciding on a supporting cast and I found a strand of aquamarine (or what I think is aquamarine since if this strand had a label, it had fallen off) that was close to the color of the glaze used on the dragonfly. And of course, I needed a contrast so some onyx found its way onto my design board.
For once everything went according to plan. Love this necklace but I will be putting up it for sale as soon as I get some descriptions written up for a few different designs that I have made.
Now I can hardly wait to see what buried treasure everyone one else found when they went digging. There is sure to be a lot of eye candy since these are some kick ass designers so be sure to check out their treasures also.
Terri - Terrri’s Blooming ideas
Melissa - Bead Recipes
Tammy - Paisley Lizard
Sarajo - SJ Designs
Kathy - Bay Moon Designs
Karin - Ginko et Colquelicot
Lola - Bead Lola Bead
Samantha - Wescott Jewelry
Mona - Bijoux Gem
Suntsa - Suntsan
Brooke - Artistic Endeavours 101