Thursday, February 28, 2013

REVEAL: Art Jewelry Elements: February Component of the Month


Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winning recipients of AJE's February component of the Month!

This month's component was created by the talented Francesca Watson. 

Francesca describes her component:
" They are hand-cut copper discs, about 1" across and lightly domed. Each one has been layered with multiple brilliant colors and heated to create an organic mottled look - these remind me a little of the colors of certain shells when you pick them up wet out of the waves. Each one has been accented with three tiny fine silver "pebbles," hand set into the enamel when it is hot. A single hole at the top of the disc is ready for your jump ring or bail."

Using the beautiful teal in her piece as the basis for my color palette I created this bracelet with her component as my focal. I surrounded it with some other coordinating enamelled pieces which were made by my friend Sonya Stille. I attached all these enamelled beauties to a chain and then shadowed the chain with another string of small iridescent and gunmetal beads. I love the whole palette. *

 

 
 
*  after looking at the photos  I noticed - one side is all green and the other blue. I am going to go and fix that so it is more balanced in color.


I was so honored to be chosen to take part in this challenge - thanks AJE and Francesca!

Be sure to visit all of the participants for this challenge:

Participating AJE Contributors:
 
Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Susan Kennedy - www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Linda Landig -  www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Francesca Watson - http://www.francescawatson.com

Guest Designers:
 
Sandi Volpe - http://sandivolpe.com/

 













19 comments:

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Lovely Shelley. I'll bet it jingles nicely on your wrist!

Kristi Bowman said...

Beautiful Bracelet Shelley! So happy to have you joins our Reveal!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Beautiful! And I bet really fun to wear too...

Thank you for participating in the design challenge this month!

Linda Y said...

Lovely piece Shelley. Love the color combo that you used and dangly bracelets have always been my fave.

Shirley Moore said...

Way to go Shelley! Great soft color palette, and the double chain is such a great idea.

Kristen said...

That is a gorgeous bracelet I like how you brought in other enameled pieces to accent it. Thank you so much for participating this month!!!

Sandi Volpe said...

Great color chocies and love the way the double chain adds extra texture, beautifully done.

KayzKreationz said...

This is so pretty. I love the other enameled components with it. I love dangles and dangly bracelets. Very pretty.

Francesca Watson said...

Really beautiful job, Shelley - I love the blues with that shade of green, and you're the only one who did a bracelet, I think! Thank you for participating in our challenge! xoxo

Melissa Meman said...

Lovely bracelet! Love the combination of other enameled components!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Love it, bracelets with dangles are my favorite!

Libellula Jewelry said...

Great design and I really like the colors you chose!

SueBeads said...

Great piece, Shelley, love the colors you used! Thanks for playing along!

Jennifer said...

Great palette of colors - and that bracelet must be fun to wear!

Shel said...

This bracelet rocks Shelley!! Great use of Francesca's pendant and all the dangles on this bracelet are so cool - I bet it feels great on, too!!

Northern Adornments said...

An absolutely fun mix of elements and colors! Definitely a focal piece to wear! Enjoy it :)

Marlene Cupo said...

Sweet! Looks like a real jingler. Sure you will have a ball wearing it. UMMM unless you want to give it away????

Sharyl said...

What a beautiful color combination. Also like that you included other enamel beads of various shapes and sizes! It makes a great look, Shelley! (Nice try, Marlene!) ;-)

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Lovely bracelet and I bet it's fun to wear! I like that you used different shades of blue and green enameled beads. Very nice!

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