Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday and recovered from the festivities… now they’re all out of the way, it’s time to get back to work.
I’m really excited about this year, I have loads of plans and ideas for new beads, and I’m going to throw myself in to something I’ve recently discovered I love, sculpting! More on that in another post though…
First it’s component of the month time.
This month we were given a beautiful handmade polymer clay bead from Rebekah of Tree Wings Studio. Rebekah makes the most wonderful beads and critters and I was thrilled to receive one of her newest design beads. Mine’s the one at the front… yet again, I got too exited and forgot to take my own photo!
They make me think of Autumn poppies, or little cakes… they almost look edible!
I decided on a rustic design for mine, my favourite kind of palette, and have created a necklace with Czech glass, copper, and a boulder opal bead that I’ve been stashing for far too long!
I realised after starting that I’d used up all of my ready made copper chain in the lower part of the necklace, so I put together a chainmaille piece for the top.
They were joined with one of my etched leaf connectors and a clasp made from copper wire and another Czech glass bead.
And here’s the finished necklace… I really need to get one of those fancy dummies for taking pics of necklaces!
Thank you Rebekah for a wonderful component! I’ve really enjoyed working with it!
To see what designs the rest of the team and the lucky December winners have imagined with their component, use the links below to visit!