June Component Of The Month Reveal


Once a month Art Jewelry Elements (AJE) hosts a giveaway and jewelry reveal. I am the hostess for June.  Members of the Art Jewelry Elements team, plus three guest artists were given one of my garden themed ceramic components to use in a jewelry design of their making.  I can’t wait to see what everyone has created!

ceramic jewelry components giveaway

Art Jewelry Elements Giveaway

Garden themed ceramic jewelry components

Garden themed ceramic jewelry components

I decided to make two pieces of jewelry.  First, I made a pair of earrings as a tiny “Thank You” to my ceramic mentor, Marion Pollmann.  Marion has been teaching me how to work in clay.  Without her offer to take me under her wing, none of this would be happening.  I am so very grateful to her! ❤

Marion at work on one of her custom stoneware book covers.

Marion at work on one of her custom stoneware book covers.

Marion picked out a pair of rustic teardrop flower charms and I made them into earrings for her.

Rustic Flower Earrings

Rustic Flower Earrings

The earring charms were made in layers.  I learned how to make a clay “slip” that, when fired, permanently attached the flowers to the teardrop shape.  I did a rustic wire wrap and made my own ear wires with accent beads.

Ceramic flower earrings

Ceramic flower earrings

Next up, I wanted to make a necklace for myself.  It’s funny how infrequently I make something just for me.  I’d been dreaming of getting my hands into clay for so long, that I decided I should make a necklace that would mark the realization of a dream come true. The medallion pendant was one of the first pieces I made and it was pretty much a collaborative effort between Marion and I.  I love the colors in it and I know I will wear it a lot.

Green Medallion Necklace

Green Medallion Necklace

I highlighted the pendant with some bone colored beads and two gorgeous premium Czech glass flower beads. The rest of the necklace is made of serpentine, three sizes and colors of fire polish beads, some size 6 seed beads and brass spacer beads.  It is adjustable, with a self-made clasp.

Green Medalian Necklace 3

 

Green Medallion Necklace

Green Medallion Necklace

Now comes the fun part!  Follow the links below to visit all this month’s jewelry designers!  Have fun!

Guests
Ann Schroeder
 Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi

Therese Frank

AJE Members

Susan Kennedy

Diana Ptaszynski

Linda Landig

Lesley Watt
Melissa Meman

Caroline Dewison

Francesca Watson

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Rebekah Payne

Kristen Stevens

Keirsten Giles

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I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

-Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry

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25 thoughts on “June Component Of The Month Reveal

  1. Those earrings are lovely, and your necklace is wonderful. I’m sure you will wear it often. I loved that particular pendant when I first saw it. The colors and design are great! I enjoy seeing each new group of components you make. Thank you so much for letting me design with one for this hop!

  2. Linda – welcome to clay world! It is interesting to me to see you and Marion working with your glazes in lil squeeze bottles. Since my background is in painting my approach is often very… painterly. I want details this August!

    Im glad you kept a piece for you – its lovely! And it becomes a talisman to remember this new experience, this goal achieved.

    Thanks for the pretties to work with!!!

    • Thanks, Jenny. I started out using the squeeze bottles, because that’s how Marion does it. But I’m using paint brushes now, as I’m developing my own way of doing things.

  3. Hi Linda,
    I love the earrings and your gorgeous necklace! I would have never known working with clay is something fairly new with you, your work is awesome. I love the daisy pendant I received from you.
    Therese

    • Thank you Therese. I’ve had the best teacher, and I think that makes a huge difference in being able to hit the ground running. Your necklace is amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed working with the daisy pendant.

  4. Hi Linda… I so need a class in blogger 101.. I finally got it up. LOVE the earrings. I really love the design of the necklace as well. Thank you so much for such a wonderful component to work with. Have a great weekend.

  5. I’m so impressed with your maiden clay voyage, Linda! You’re a prodigy! Love both the charms and the pendant, and what you’ve done with them here. The colors in your necklace are delish!

  6. Both are just lovely Linda! It’s been so much fun to see you dive into ceramics and you’re such an inspiration! I’m not a huge fan of pink, but I do love the soft rosy pink of the earrings coupled with the rustic design—beautiful! And your necklace—love it!! Such a nice tribal feel with a gorgeous mix of beads. Thank you for a wonderful component of the month challenge!

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