Saturday, August 31, 2013

AJE August Component of the Month...Molten Morsels

Happy Saturday. I can't believe we are at the last day of August already...the summer has flown by!



Last month, I was honored to created some of my Molten Morsels and sent them to the design team at Art Jewelry Elements, as well as choosing 3 guest participants.

Unfortunately, my piece is still a work in progress.  I have no excuses, for gosh sakes, it is my component!  I just let it live on my table for too long and since yesterday was my baby's 12th birthday, I had other things on my mind!  It has a great start though.



Aren't those Czech glass beads the juiciest things you have ever seen?  I made the drop similar to my other molten morsels, but added a hole so I could layer a torch-fired enamel flower and a millifiore headpin by Jen Cameron of Glass Addictions.  I also torch-fire enameled some small copper beads to add as accents.  The orange and blue really jumps out at me, and Jen's lampwork bumps everything up a notch!

I will finish it up this weekend and post the final design...stay tuned!  Now, go see what everyone else made with my morsels!


Guests:

Perri Jackson
Hope Smitherman
Monique Urquhart

AJE Team:

Jennifer Cameron
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Sue Kennedy
Linda Landig
Kristen Stevens
Francesca Watson
Lesley Watt - Unfortunately, Lesley's component decided to take a vacation and hasn't shown up at her house yet :( But you can still go check out her great blog!


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful component and beautiful creation Melissa!! I love the way you layer one piece on to another to make something even more beautiful!!

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  2. Yes, those Czech beads are making me hungry, Melissa (late getting started this morning and skipped breakfast LOL). Those colours together with your beautiful enameled beads are going to make for a stunning piece!

    IMHO celebrating a special birthday is the BEST excuse :)

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  3. OH, Melissa. . . that drop is just yummy! And your use of the copper with the morsel works so well!! I cannot wait to see this piece completed. I'm sure it will be stunning when all's said and done.

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  4. Happy birthday to your handsome young man! I have a beautiful 12 year old daughter. Fun times this year!
    I love your new components. Of course the key just screams my name! But they are all fab. The texture begs to be touched! I love the bright pops of color you are adding to this dark focal. Juicy is right! And that drop you made... oh, I want one of those! Thanks for sharing your talents. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  5. I like where this is headed. Your Molten Morsels are wonderful as is that darling dangle. And yes, those czech beads look good enough to eat!

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  6. I really enjoyed designing with your Molton Morsel. Thank you for sharing with all of use. I love the layering on your tear drop. Looking forward to seeing the completed piece.

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  7. Everything about your piece is juicy, Melissa! I really like that it is so 'talismanic' It was a joy to work with your component - and a special treat to be able to choose our display orientation - I had a blast and have 3 billion other ideas - thank you for the blast of inspiration!

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  8. I love the color combination of the orange and blues. So pretty!
    ~Kelsy

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  9. Your work in progress is so much prettier than my complete fail. I am still working on my design and since this is my last day with my computer I am not sure when I will be able to show you it. Thank you so much for this component I truly love it!!!

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  10. You had me with the dangle. I dont mind the WIP! Jen's lamp work and the enameled flower cap is great! Going to be a vibrant stunner.

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