Sep 29, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements Tree Theme Challenge




When I first saw Art Jewelry Elements' theme for the month of September, I just knew that I had to join in.  I couldn't really call myself a treehugger otherwise and even though I am very much an urban pagan, I still love nature and trees.  Besides we have such gorgeous trees here in the Pacific Northwest.  I had actually planned on heading out to the park (yes we have a park has a lot of old growth forest in it) and getting some good pics but time slipped away from me.




So I just have a couple that I took before though one is from last weekend so not so long ago.



I didn't however let time slip away enough that I didn't get a couple necklaces done for this challenge.  This first one really fits with the theme of the challenge.  The lovely focal was made by Mary Harding.  She makes the best nature themed ceramic focals, beads and clasps.  And I was just lucky enough to have one of her focals in my stash.  I knotted it up with some adventurine, agate and some brass beads.  I finished it off with a brass leaf toggle clasp.




This next necklace doesn't have any 'art' elements in it but it fit with the theme so I decided to toss it in also.  I am a member of the Bargain Bead Box which is a monthly subscription plan where I get beads set in a theme.  This month their theme was all about fall and the woods.  So I made up a necklace some of what they sent me and it has woodland creatures you would find in the trees, acorns and an oak leaf toggle clasp.

Several of us were inspired by this theme so be sure to check out what all these wonderful designers have come up with.  I know that I am going to be checking them out between calls.



AJE Team

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11 comments:

  1. Really beautiful piece I love the colours!

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  2. Very pretty - great colours too.

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  3. Mmm. aventurine. Delicious. Mary's focals are gorgeous and you have done it such justice. Thanks for joining us!

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  4. As soon as I saw your focal I knew it was by Mary Harding. I love her work. Your selection of beads and colors does the component justice. You have a gorgeous necklace.

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  5. just beautiful, those greens are glorious :)

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  6. What a beautiful necklace, your choice of focal is fabulous.

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  7. Gorgeous design in the first necklace, the second isn't showing for me, but I'm sure it's equally beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the challenge!

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  8. Beautiful necklace. I love Mary's ceramic components too.

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  9. Both of the necklaces are very beautiful, and I agree that Mary harding is one of the best. I also knew that the pendant was made by Mary because I have a very likely pendant bought from her. Why I haven´t done some jewellery of it... Perhaps I have saved it for some special case.

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  10. A gorgeous piece Shaiha! The beads complement the focal beautifully!

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  11. Awesome job Shai, love that Mary Harding piece, love the owl as well! Pretty photos! I participated at the last minute: http://suebeads.blogspot.com/2016/09/aje-theme-challenge-trees.html

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