Happy 2014, friends! It has been a while since I have been on my blog...not since the last AJE Component of the Month challenge! I wish I could say I will be better, blog more often, etc, in 2014, but there are only so many hours in the day! I will try, however!
I love Rebekah's polymer clay disks...they are thick, with lots of texture, and the polka dots! I love the polka dots! I had several ideas that rolled around in my head when thinking of what to do with these. The first to pop in was a bracelet, with similar sized, textured copper disks. I waited a bit late for that however, since the Holidays with family were a priority.
I decided to keep it simple, and created a copper wire frame. I annealed 14g wire so that it was pliable and wove it around itself in a ring, just a bit larger than the bead. I was going to twist the ends in a decorative fashion, but underestimated the length I needed, so rather than scrap it and start again, I balled the ends, and pretended I meant to do that !
Finished with a copper swirl hook and a knotted leather cord, and a vintage smoky quartz drop I had in my stash. I think sometimes a simple design, with a unique twist shows off a gorgeous focal in the very best way.
I have had so much fun in 2013 with the AJE Component of the Month challenges! I participated in 10 of the 12. Here's a little retrospective!
Now, go see what the other team members and guest designers created!
Stephanie - Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
Ann - Bead Love
Karin - Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Melissa - Bead Recipes
Karen - Starry Road Studio
Diana - Suburban Girl Studio
Kristen - My Bead Journey
Lesley - The Gossiping Goddess
Jenny - Jenny Davies-Reazor
Linda - Linda's Bead Blog & Meanderings
Susan - Sue Beads
Rebekah - Tree Wings Studio
Caroline - BlueberriBeads