This month, it’s my turn to host the component of the month challenge and I provided the Art Elements Team and guests with a set of my galaxy beads. Today, I’m sharing two posts in one, one for myself and one for our guest Cheryl Zink.
First up is Cheryl’s creation. Cheryl says….
I decided to carry out the star moon theme with your lovely beads.
For the neclace, I hand wired the focal onto a hand patinaed grouping of rings with a czech glass and tin head pin from Sasha Crow with resin sparkle beads and dangling blackened brass half moons.
I continued theme with earring beads using a thick gauge blackened copper wire, brass discs and blackened brass half moons.
I’m sure you’ll agree Cheryl did a wonderful job with her components… I’m in love with the blackened moons!
And now for my design. I found it a bit of a struggle working with my own components. I never do anything with them myself and don’t really consider what they’ll become when I make them. So while at the Stourbridge bead fair, I searched team mate Lesley Watt’s stall for a ceramic piece to compliment my galaxies. I found a beautiful moth connector and it became part of my Luna Moth necklace.
The starry galaxy bead was wire wrapped in to a pendant along with one of the smaller rounds, a brass bead cap and a ring, a couple of lamp work beads and some Czech glass. This was finished off with a tiny hematite star at the bottom.
The necklace was made from crimped tiger tail with purple hematite beads and stars and mixed seed beads. I’m not sure if the pendant section is too large for the moth, but I love the combination of colours together!
I hope you’ll join me in the blog hop to see what everyone else made with their galaxy beads. Follow the links below….
Art Elements Team
Caroline Dewison << You are here.