AJE Component of the Month Reveal
Once a month Art Jewelry Elements hosts a component giveaway and reveal. February’s components were made by the talented Francesca Watson of Francesca Watson Designs. Each member of the Art Jewelry Elements team, plus five other artists were given an enameled piece that Francesca had made for us.
I received a minty green enameled piece. I love it because Francesca did multiple firings; adding several layers of color. It adds so much interest and depth to the piece. She also added 3 fine silver “pebbles” which are such a pretty accent.
You may remember that in January and the beginning of February, I was taking an online wire working class from Kerry Bogert. She had a new project for us, every day for 30 days. Like many of the students, I didn’t have to the time, then, to keep up with all 30 projects, but I am slowly working through the projects, as time permits, now. So I decided that, for this necklace, I would make one of the cool bails that Kerry taught us. I have to say that I am just tickled pink with how it turned out! Thank you Kerry!
I discovered that Francesca’s enamel matched beautifully with some faceted free-form chrysoprase that I had. I placed 2 of the chrysoprase beads near the pendant. Then I added 4 etched lampwork beads by Beads and Botanicals, that also have wonderful layers of color.
I sprinkled in 2 smoky brown and 10 transparent green Czech faceted glass beads and some copper spacers. The necklace finishes with patinated solid brass chain and a lobster claw style clasp. I’ll be adding the Minty Sweet Necklace to my shop later this afternoon.
Hop on over to Art Jewelry Elements and discover what everyone else has created with their gorgeous enameled focal beads!
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