Feb 27, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements Feburary Component Blog Hop



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?




AJE Team
 



13 comments:

  1. You did very well working with the bling. I would wear it with jeans too.

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  2. I would wear it with something casual as is! This would match the bracelet I made. I love this!

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  3. I wear mine with casual and with fancy stuff! That's what I love about them! Great job working with the bling and thanks for joining in!

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  4. You did a beautiful thing with this Phaedra!

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  5. Very pretty! Thanks for participating in the design challenge this month!

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  6. That's stunning! I love the dark green of the crystals.

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  7. Beautiful necklace, will be perfect with jeans.
    Dolores

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  8. Very pretty - love the palette.

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  9. Stunning...really like the colors and how you played them together!

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  10. The green beads are too big compare to the focal bead. Otherwise - very nice

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  11. Crystal likes crystal! Your selections are a great partnership!

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  12. Great job Shai! You pulled the colors out very well!

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