One of the things that I really love about blog hops sponsored by Art Jewelry Elements is how they push me to stretch my boundaries. I have never done anything with chain maille besides wear it so when Diana Ptasznyski offered the readers the opportunity to work with one of her chain maille focals, I was super excited.
I mean just look at the color and flash on these babies. I was lucky enough to be one of the guests chosen to join in and very soon I had one of these beauties sitting on my work table.
I wanted to hoard it and make myself a necklace but my taste really runs to simple and I felt that simple just wouldn't do this baby justice.
So instead I decided to play up on the flash and color of the crystal by adding more crystal in a supporting roll. And some silver.
And all of this bling is definitely out of my wheelhouse. It's a necklace that I could see someone wearing for a night out on the town. But you know. I think that I am going to be greedy and just string this focal on a simple silver chain to wear with jeans for myself.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has done with this bright and sparkly treasure. Won't you grab a cup of tea and check out the eye candy with me?
Shaiha Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/2016/02/art-jewelry-elements-feburary-component.html
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/2016/02/february-aje-component-of-month-reveal.html
Diana Ptaszynski http://vintagebluestudio.typepad.com/vintage_blue_studio/2016/02/february-component-of-the-month-reveal.html
Jenny Davies-Reazor http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog/phaedras_february_com_reveal_art_jewelry_elements
Caroline Dewison http://blueberribeads.co.uk/aje-component-of-the-month-february-3/
Jen Cameron http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog