Good morning, all...just getting in under the wire to still say that! Happy New Year's Eve!
One of the cool perks of being a contributor for Art Jewelry Elements is getting to participate in the Component of the Month challenges. Each month, one of the AJE members offer a selected component and create a limited number for members who want to participate, a few to giveaway to random commenters, and of course some in their shop for anyone else to join in the fun.
This month, our hostess is Jenny Davies-Reazor, who creates amazing ceramic pieces. She designed these amazing, colorful labyrinth pendants. We had our choice of color and the number of holes. I felt drawn to the 3-holed ones. Here is what I came up with...
I had a piece of leather with sterling ends already for a necklace that I never got around to using and thought it would add to the rustic charm of the pendant. I went through several designs, however, and nothing really latched on. Originally, this was going to be mostly leather, with a couple of beads, and a front clasp, but the leather was not cooperating. I ended up using these gorgeous Czech glass beads in a mulberry and black, from ArteBella Surplus. By the time I got it looking the way I wanted, it was so long, I decided to 86 the clasp altogether, so it slips right over your head!
I may go back and ditch the leather as well, and incorporate some more silver and maybe some chain...I think I will live with it for a couple days and decide! What do you think?
Here is a list of the other participants...please go and see what lovely pieces they created!
This months guests of honor: