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AJE September Component Of the Month Reveal

I have some very exciting news this week, and no, it’s not that I’m updating my blog 😉

I have been invited to be a contributor to the Art Jewelry Elements blog. I have written a couple of guest posts for them about electroforming, and mould making and was asked if I’d like to make it more of a permanent thing. Of course I jumped at the chance, so I will now be taking a fortnightly spot.

One of the regular features on the blog is a monthly challenge between the contributors and a couple of lucky winners to create something using the same components.

This month it’s Lesley from Thea Jewellery/Thea Elements turn to provide the goodies.

Thea Elements pods


We’ve each been given one of her beautiful handmade bronze bursting seed pods to create something fabulous with. So here’s my effort.



I got a turquoise pod with a star burst pattern on the underside. I jingled it for a bit, to come up with an idea. The weather is starting to turn, and I’m thinking of scarves and coats, you need brooches and pins for scarves and coats, so I decided on a stick pin. I liked the idea as it means you can see all the way around the pod when it’s worn.




For the size of the pod, there’s an amazing amount of detail brought out by the gorgeous colour Lesley’s patinated the bronze.


The whole thing was threaded on a length of copper wire flattened at one end to hold everything in place, with a few embellishments to make it shine. The bottom part of the pin has been made from copper tube and attached to the main part with copper chain to keep it safe.


I’d like to say a big thank you to Lesley for sharing her gorgeous components, and to the lovely AJE blog ladies for having me!

To see what they and the winners of the September challenge created with their seed pods, follow the links below!


AJE team
Caroline Dewison   << You are here



13 thoughts on “AJE September Component Of the Month Reveal

  1. That’s gorgeous Caroline – your lampie matches the pod perfectly and it really does make an eye catching focal piece – very original. Thanks you for taking on the challenge :0)

  2. I LOVE that you did something outside the norm. I would also love to see an action shot. I never think about brooches or stick pins…even though I’m a knitter. Gorgeous work!

  3. I love that you came up with such an original idea! So creative. I too, would love to see what it looks like pinned to a coat or scarf. So glad to have you on the AJE team now!

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments! I’m thrilled you all made time to come and visit me here 🙂

    I’ll definitely take some action shots, looking forward to getting out my winter gear!

  5. What a fantastic idea! Jewelry gets harder to wear as the weather turns cold—but with your new pin you’ll always have a way to dress up your outfit… and stay warm. Love it! Welcome to AJE!!

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