Is it me or is time running away this year? It’s another month already and time for another reveal for our Art Elements component challenge. This month, components were provided by Susan Kennedy of Suebeads. We each received one of these gorgeous scarabs. I received a stunning etched turquoise green one which as usual I forgot to photograph before I started!
It’s such a pretty delicate colour, I decided to try and do something in keeping with that, rather than my usual pile it on style. So I grabbed a roll of fine silver I’ve been wanting to try out chain making with. Fine silver can be fused rather than soldered and I’ve been wanting to have a go at making my own links for a while, so I created the connectors by fusing a large jump ring, (a lot harder than it sounds!) and twisting them to make links. They were connected together with wire wrapped lilac seed beads.
The chain could do with a tumble to neaten it up a bit, but I didn’t have time before photographing, but still I think it looks pretty good and I’m pleased with my first attempt at fusing silver.
A couple of the longer links with some star charms finished off the design… It makes me think of fireflies!
Big thank you to Sue for a gorgeous component to work with, and if you’d like to see what the rest of the team plus guests made with their scarabs, follow the links below….