Friday, May 31, 2013

May Component of the Month, featuring SueBeads!

It is that time of the month for Art Jewelry Elements' Component of the Month blog hop!  It seems that I am only getting the chance to blog when I have a challenge deadline, lately!  I was able to sneak in a more personal one yesterday, sharing some photos of my boys, though.

This month, our lovely components were created by Sue Kennedy of SueBeads.  Sue is an amazing glass artist, and if you are familiar with my work, you will see that she is one of my favorites!  Her beads are always consistent and lovely! Expecting nothing less for the challenge components, I was thrilled and excited to receive mine!

I have to admit, I went through about 5 designs before I decided on a necklace, but once I decided it would be a focal pendant on a chain, it sort of made itself!

I had an etched brass disk, just waiting to be used, and I decided I wanted the pendant to also be a toggle, so I punched out a 1/2 inch hole with my disc cutter, then riveted the lovely bead with one of my double headpins swirled around in the back.  To bring out the pretty purple Sue edged the bead with, I dangled a small amethyst briolette from the bottom.

Unfortunately, I didn't punch in the spot I had measured and it sort of hangs a bit wonky, so I may have to play around with figuring out how to fix!

There you have it!  Go check out what others at AJE and the winners of Sue's component giveaway came up with!

Guest Bloggers

Lorelei Eurto
Birgitta Lejonklou
Heidi Post
Lola Surwillo
Kay Thomerson

AJE Team

Jennifer Cameron
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Susan Kennedy
Linda Landig
Melissa Meman
Rebekah Payne
Jo Tinley
Lesley Watt


  1. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this necklace and would wear it every day!

  2. I love this just the way it is. I don't think it's wonky at all. This is gorgeous. I love that it is the focal and the clasp all in one. And I love copper, so this really calls to me.

  3. I'm not a necklace person, but I would totally wear this lovely work of art! The design, the colors -- stunning!

  4. I am amazed at how you mounted Sue's bead on the textured disk. Well done!

  5. I really like this. I like the wonkiness. Being a bit over makes the dangle balance out the heavier side with the glass bead. This is totally one of those go-to necklaces you can wear all the time.

  6. Oh my goodness...this is just fabulous! It is simple and complex at the same time! This could be worn dressed up or dressed it! LOVE IT!

  7. I agree !!
    Very beautiful with the simplicity and yet complex !!
    love it :-)

  8. Gorgeousness! I love your necklace… simplicity and intricacy together! The finishing touch of the amethyst is perfect.

  9. Fantastic Melissa! I love the toggle with my bead on it!!!

  10. So good! Color, texture, a dangle- it's got it all and it really showcases Sue's bead.


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