AJE Component of the Month Reveal
April’s Art Jewelry Elements (AJE) giveaway was hosted by the multi-talented Lesley Watt of Thea Elements. Members of the AJE team, plus a few lucky guest artists, were given one of these delightful, ceramic button clasps that Lesley made for us.
Here’s the bracelet I made with the clasp that I received.
I combined Lesley’s clasp with an enameled bead in a matching color, a yellow-peach colored ceramic cube from Suburban Girl and a faceted polymer clay bead from Second Surf. The back of the bracelet has 3 strands of glass cube beads, interspersed with purple Czech glass seed beads. I strung them all on denim blue Irish waxed linen and added a Czech glass flower dangle near the clasp.
I called this the “Happy Day Bracelet” because I had the most delightful day when I made this bracelet. I began the day with my first session of a volunteer job tutoring a young man in basic reading skills. Our first session went much better than expected. I felt that old thrill that I always experienced as a teacher, when I could see that real learning was taking place. There’s nothing like it! After the tutoring session, I came home and made this bracelet. Then after dinner, I went to Marion Pollman’s studio for a ceramics lesson. We glazed my first batch of ceramic pendants and charms. I can’t even begin to express how happy I am that Marion is helping me to make my ceramic dreams come true! After all that goodness in one day, I was just certain that this had to be called the “Happy Day Bracelet“!
Want to see more gorgeous jewelry with Lesley’s awesome button clasps? Here are all the links. Have fun!
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