Blue Leaf Bracelet
Once a month Art Jewelry Elements hosts a component giveaway and reveal. January’s components were made by the talented Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio. How cool are these? They are hollow and their little scalloped edges make them look like miniature pies. Mmmmm, delish!
Yesterday Karen blogged about how she created these wonderful treasures. Reading about her creative process really helped me appreciate how much work goes into making these art beads.
I received one of the light blue and brown beads with a leaf print on each side. I love this color combination so I decided to emphasize this two-tone effect. To that end, I strung all the beads on two lengths of waxed linen cording in brown and light blue.
To the left of Karen’s focal bead is a beautifully carved tiger eye stone, then a small two-tone glass bead and a large ceramic round which was handmade by AJE team member Diana Ptaszynski. Next to Diana’s bead is a faceted, fossilized coral bead.
I hung a little brass leaf charm to the right of the focal bead. Next to the charm is a hand-enameled bead by Barbara Lewis, followed by two strands of blue “peanut” shaped beads. I finished the bracelet with a self-made clasp.
Hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements and discover what everyone else has created with their yummy pie beads!
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