This month, our component comes from the talented Rebekah Payne of Treewings Studio. She created these fun, organic leather feathers...she talks a bit about the process here! We had our choice of an earring pair, or a larger focal feather.
I opted for an earring pair and received a gorgeous set with purple, blue and metallic designs! I knew that I wanted to create a copper backing to somehow attach the feather to, but it took going to BeadFest this past weekend to solidify my idea in my brain!
|Gorgeous lampwork headpins by Jen Cameron and Sue Kennedy!|
|A not great photo of everything all laid out after I patina'ed and tumbled the wire and metal...except for 1 stupid jumpring that flew out of my hands never to be seen again!|
The design itself, I really like...I wish my construction had been a bit neater. I had a mishap with one of Jen's headpins...I started swirling the back and couldn't get it straight for some reason, so I gently straightened it back out, hoping I hadn't work hardened the wire too much. When I went to try a second time, the wire snapped. Luckily, there was enough left to work with to get it riveted fairly tight, but I may go back and add a drop of E6000 to make sure it holds.
Thanks, Rebekah for the challenge of working with a new medium for me! I can't wait to see what everyone else created. Here is the list...
Karin Grosset Grange - http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.
Ann Schroeder - http://beadlove.wordpress.
Claire Lockwood - http://www.
Toltec Jewels - http://www.
The AJE Team
Jen Cameron - http://www.glassaddictions.
Diana Ptaszynski - http://www.suburbangirlstudio.
Kristen Stevens - http://kristen-beadjourney.
Lesley Watt - http://www.
Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.
Francesca Watson - http://francescawatson.com/
Linda Landig - http://www.lindasbeadblog.
Sue Kennedy - http://www.suebeads.
Rebekah Payne - http://www.treewingsstudio.
Caroline Dewison - http://blueberribeads.