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AJE Component of the month – May

Another month has flown by (where is the time going???) and it’s time for our AJE component of the month reveal.
For May, we were treated to some ever so cute tiny glass cabochons from Susan Kennedy of SueBeads.
Aren’t they sweet?
I decided I was just going to use one of the cabs for my design and picked the green star to work with. I had lots of ideas, most involving metal and prongs, but eventually I settled on a brooch using seed beads. I don’t seem to be able to stop buying them… they’re like tiny addictive sweeties available in hundreds of wonderful colours and I need them all!
I decided the star would make  brilliant dragonfly head, so I glued it to some stiff stuff along with some Czech glass flowers and a Hill Tribe Silver shell charm for the body, all held together with a headpin.
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The wings were added in Bronze and shades of  iridescent pale green, and for a bit of interest, I added Czech glass leaves to the body.
It was finished with a brooch pin and some green leather on the back.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out… I’m still deciding on whether to add a line of beads for an edging… you can still see a little bit of the white stiff stuff, but I’m not sure if it would end up too bulky?
Big thank you to Sue for her wonderful component, it’s been fun designing around it! If you’d like to see what the rest of the team, plus special guests have made with their cabs, join in the blog hop by following the links…
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14 thoughts on “AJE Component of the month – May

  1. What a beautiful design Caroline – great use of the star cab and the colours are just wonderful.

  2. Oh – Brilliant incorporation of beads on headpin as body! So many ideas… I love it as is – maybe just a touch of permanent marker if the white bothers you. Tiny addictive sweeties – YUP!

  3. Wow, you guys come up with things I would never think of! A dragonfly! You always make so many awesome things and again, you made an awesome piece! Thank you so much for making everything so awesome!

  4. I am in love with your beautiful dragonfly!!! The colors, the beads, the wings … I love everything about it! Beautiful …

  5. Oh what a fantastic idea and beautifully done! I love the iridescent beads in the wings and the colours you used are marvellous such a charming work of art!

  6. Um… WOW! Adorable and so unique! My favorite part is the addition of the leaves, I think it gives it movement. I can’t see where you see any white, so I don’t think you need to edge it, it’s perfect the way it is!

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