Component of the Month Reveal – April

For this month’s challenge we were all treated to a wonderful Amulet charm by Jenny Davies-Reazor. I’m always amazed by Jenny’s creativity, I love everything she makes, and I particularly love her mixed media work so I was thrilled to receive one of her vessels to create with.

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This is mine… I love anything Celtic so it’s perfect!!!

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They are made from polymer clay wrapped around aluminium tubing, so they’re hollow inside… perfect for hiding little secrets.

I decided I wanted to make a copper chain for my design, the colour would be a perfect match, and while playing around twisting some wires, I came up with this…

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The links are connected with mookaite beads wrapped with thin copper wire. I didn’t realise when I started that it’s the tarnish free type, so when I came to darken it with liver of sulphur it didn’t work. I’m sure it will age a bit with wear and time though.

The links fitted nearly perfectly to the holes in the amulet and to keep them in place I added a bar with a tiny hematite star wrapped around it.

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To give the pendant a bit more balance, I added some hammered rods of wire wrapped with some Czech crystals.

 

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I love how it turned out, big thanks to Jenny for a wonderful component to design around, I’ve really enjoyed hammering metal again!

 

To see what Jenny, the rest of the AJE Team and special guests made with their Amulets, follow the links…

Guests: 

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio

Alison of Alison Adorns

Jess of The Copper Cat

Brooke from Artistic Endeavors

AJE Team: 

Lesley 

Caroline  << You are here.

Niky 

Jennifer

Diana

Lindsay

Susan

Jenny

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14 Comments

  1. Your links are beautiful. I love copper and the beads you used look pretty with it. Well done!

  2. Lovely piece – it really does have an earthy, celtic feel to it with just the right touch of bling.

  3. I really love what you’ve done with your amulet. Beautiful! I love the swirly wire links and the balancing rods are the perfect touch.

  4. The dangles remind me of shooting stars. Even though it’s accidental, I love the juxtoposition of tarnished and shiny wire, especially with the fire polished beads – it brings the twinkle up into the rest of the necklace. Lovely 🙂

  5. Another amazing piece, Caroline, I don’t know where you all get your ideas! I love the links and the bar with the star is so perfect, as are the hanging bars!

  6. Love your wire work in this piece – that’s a wonderful chain design and the connection t the amulet is really neat 🙂 Love the little Czech beads wrapped to the dangles too! A great design.

  7. What lovely wire work Caroline, so beautifully neat and I really love the bar with the star and the rods on the side a perfect touch!

  8. Stop it already people! I love them all so much! I adore the swirly links that hang the amulet. And the bar. My mind is swirling away already with ideas and possibilities. Its gorgeous and inventive and I thank you!

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