Friday, July 29, 2016

Art Jewelry Elements:July CoM

Hello all!

Welcome the the July Component of the Month reveal! This month two lucky people won an ammonite pendant from Leslie Watt! When I saw she had more for sale, I just HAD to buy one and play along. I may be addicted to jewelry challenges, no that's wrong... I AM addicted to jewelry challenges. :-)

Click back to the original blog post to read about the challenge. Here's what she had to say about the pendants:

This pendant set is made fromstoneare clay which have been sandwiched together to create a beautiful layered effect. The clay has been fired twice to create the finished product. The clay is fired slowly for 12+ hours to temperatures in excess of 1000Âșc to vitrify (harden) the clay. The beads are then painted with 3 layers of glaze and refired for another 9+ hours to complete the vitrification process and melt the glaze to the beautiful finished colours you see here...a slow and labour intensive process but well worth the effort.

The first thing I noticed about the 'in real life' pendant was the color of the glazes... Beautiful. There is a sandy, stoney quality to the base color and I wanted to pick up the pink color that is mottled throughout.

I knew I wanted a random assortment of beads and I stuck with natural materials (although there is one Raku bead and a Golem bead) to honor the real ammonite Leslie used to make the mold for these pendants.

I would love honest feedback! How is the flow of the necklace? Are the pinks too 'much'? Does it lie/lay okay when worn? Thanks for the comments! I look up to each and every one of you and your artistic eye!

If you're new to the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month, check out the blog for NEXT MONTHS challenge... Everyone is invited to play along with this one as well!

Here's this month's list of artists that created with the ammonite pendant!

Guests

Sandi Volpe

Claire Fabian

Alison Herrington


AJE team

Lesley Watt

Caroline Dewison

Niky Sayers

Susan Kennedy

Jen Cameron

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Lindsay Starr

18 comments:

  1. Love your earthy mix of beads...great texture and colour to complement my pendant. Glad you enjoyed working with it and thanks for taking on the challenge.

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    1. Thank you again for opening it up for others to play along!

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  2. What a wonderful statement piece. I love the beads you've used!

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    1. Thank you, picking the beads is my favorite part of designing. Well, after shopping for beads. ;-)

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  3. Excellent choice of beads..they really go with the pendant! I don't think the pink is too much...It has a really earthy vibe to it.

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    1. Thank you! I loved this pendant and wanted to do it justice!

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  4. I think the mix of beads is perfect with the pendant!

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    1. Thank you! I loved this challenge, so glad she let us buy some and play along!

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  5. I think it's great, Alison, the pink is perfect with that pendant you chose! Thanks for playing along, i always enjoy seeing what you make and reading your blog posts!

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    1. Thank you, I love the pink, just hoped it wasn't too frilly foofoo girly.

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  6. I think it works well, I really like the scale of the beads in relation to the focal. Colors work! And it lays right- so if it's comfortable- it's a win!

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  7. I really love the beads you used, the mix of shapes and textures really appeals to me and the added little bits of pink is a wonderful touch!

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    1. Thanks Niky! I truly appreciate your opinion!

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  8. STUNNING necklace, Alison! The Golem bead is a faithful echo of the colours in the focal, and the texture and colour play are just gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! As soon as I got the pendant, I knew it was perfect for the Golem Studios bead!

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  9. I think the pink is perfect! Definitely not too much. And I adore the mix of textures and materials. You created a lovely statement piece that really does justice to Lesley's focal....which is a challenge in itself when you want something to be perfect. Great job!

    Thanks for participating in the design challenge and for reading AJE!

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    1. Thank you so much! I always look forward to these challenges!

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