AJE Component of the Month Reveal
Once a month Art Jewelry Elements (AJE) hosts a component giveaway and reveal. November’s components were made by the talented Kristen Stevens of Beadwork By KAS. Members of the Art Jewelry Elements team, plus a lucky guest artist were given gorgeous beaded beads that Kristen made for us. I received awesome green beaded beads, (3rd pair from the left).
I decided to take sort of a free form approach to designing with Kristen’s beads. I had no plan when I started, so I just started grabbing various beads that were on my work table and that I thought would look good with Kristen’s beaded beads. I supplemented those with other beads from my stash and moved them around until I had a pleasing arrangement.
Originally I want to finish the bracelet with a pretty coiled link that I learned from Cindy Wimmer’s book, The Missing Link, but the link ending up being too small to be on scale with this chunky bracelet. Instead I used a basic spiral hook and eye clasp, with a rustic patina.
I was kind of stuck for a name for this bracelet, but I finally decided to call it Autumn Breeze, because I made it on a windy afternoon. I enjoyed making it with a playful spirit, rather than having any preconceived notions about how it would turn out. I quite like it. I hope you do too.
Want to see more gorgeous jewelry with Kristen’s beaded beads? Here are all the links. Have fun!
Alice Alice Dreaming
Kristi Kristi Bowman Design
Diana Suburban Girl Studio
Linda Linda’s Bead Blog – You Are Here
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