or "Use your Stash" as this month's host, Jenny Davies-Reazor coined! It was decided that after the chaos and hubbub of the holidays was over, rather than have one person create a COM to share, we would dig around in our stash and find treasure that has been hoarded away and create something from it.
In my totally characteristic way, nothing I created is completely finished! I have started some very cool things however, and have ideas for others.
This necklace features a gorgeous focal heart by Sue Kennedy...I have to say, this wasn't from a hoarded stash, I just got it from her after coveting it for a while! The matching bead in the flower was, though, as well as the purple flower bead by Karen Totten. This obviously needs a clasp, patina and possibly other tweaking!
Here is a really cool ceramic focal by Jenny Davies-Reazor. I dangled it beneath an old key I had and used some wire-wrapped jasper as a chain. That's my copper metal clay hanging on the bottom. Needs a clasp, patina and something else wrapped on the key, I think!
Tiny fold-formed copper leaves, embellished with sweet heart headpins by Jennifer Cameron! Perfect for the season and surprsingly, complete!
Fun ceramic charms by Linda Landig are embellished with enamel cups by me and some Czech glass. I need to patina the shiny sterling!
So, those were the pieces even close to being finished. I have so many more things I wanted to create with components from my AJE team, but there just wasn't enough time. I am going to give you a peek at what is up next on my plate, though...
These are gorgeous pieces by Diana Ptaszynski that are somehow going to turn into a fabulous necklace!
These colorful Czech glass beads are going to be added to different lengths of chain and bundled together to dangle beneath Lesley Watt's sweet bronze flower cap!
Sweet woodsy owl here by Karen Totten is going to be a necklace, perhaps with a copper armature surrounding him!
It has been really fun and inspiring to use these "hoarded" treasures! Here is a list of others that participated in the challenge. Make sure to stop by their blogs and say hi.
Guest Participants ( aka winners)
Lee - Strega Jewellry
Shai - Shai’s Ramblings
Samantha- Wescott Jewelry
Kathy - Bay Moon Designs
Nikki - Silver Nik nats
Yvette - Blue Kiln Beads
Karin - Ginko et Coquelicot