Component Of The Month Reveal – Doubled


Caroline Dewison, of Blueberri Beads, was our component hostess this month. Everyone received one of these unique and awesome lichen components.

I love how Caroline’s lichen have little cup shapes. This photo shows some similarly shaped lichen, that I saw during a walk, with my husband on the beach.

lichen

And here’s the lichen necklace, that I designed with Caroline’s pendant.

Lichen Necklace 5

The green is quite intense, so I wanted a neutral background color, where the eyes could rest.  So I picked up the gray background in the pendant and added gray wooden cubes, 3 gray polymer rounds and some gray titanium hematite tubes that I picked up at Bead Fest last August. A rounded triangular polymer clay bead by Staci Louise Originals in black and straw-brown furthers the muted tones.

Lichen Necklace

I highlighted the green, with a great, textured ceramic tube bead by White Clover Kiln.  I also used some green pearls, 2 green rubber rings and fun, green pellet beads.

Lichen Necklace 4a

I had some glass druk beads from Bead Fest that are the exact teal-turquoise color as the center of the lichen “cups”.  So I added 3 of those to accent the lichen centers.

Lichen Necklace 6

To find out more about this necklace or to make a purchase, go to Linda Landig Jewelry

And here’s why the title of this post says that the Reveal is doubled.  When we had the August COM Reveal, I could only show a work-in-progress photo of the necklace I was making with Diana’s pendant.  Well, it’s finally done,  so I’m sharing the finished necklace now!

Forest Refuge Necklace 2

In addition to the pendant, the turquoise, ceramic round bead was also made by Diana.  Artisan ceramic beads by Karen Totten of Starry Road and Gaea are also included in this necklace.  The beads are strung on Irish waxed linen and the chain is upcycled from an old purse of mine.   This necklace is now available in my shop.

Forest Refuge Necklace 4

I want to thank Caroline for sharing her lichen pendants with us.  It was a delight to work with.

This is a blog hop and I encourage you to visit the blogs listed below to see what the other participants have made with Caroline’s stunning pendants.

Guest Artists

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

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10 thoughts on “Component Of The Month Reveal – Doubled

  1. Linda you have such an amazing gift with beads! Each of the pieces you have created go so beautifully with the beads you have chosen, The first piece is so vibrant with the stunning green accents and the wonderful texture on the grey beads and that second necklace is just as amazing, all of the pieces look like they were made to go together!

  2. You did such an awesome job matching your beads to the component. The shades are so very precise and really do a fab job of accenting all the colors within the piece. It makes for such a cohesive and stunning necklace.
    You did the same thing with Diana’s piece too and crafted another fabulous piece. Wonderful job.

  3. Fabulous design Linda, I love the pop of electric green through the necklace and those polymer rounds are gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining me in the challenge!

    Great finish for Diana’s Com too!

  4. Love love love both of these! Your color work with Caroline’s pendant is perfect, really lets the pendant shine but very imaginative use of beads! LOVE the one you did with Diana’s – the beads are perfect!

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