AJE Component Of The Month Reveal – November 2014
Our November component comes to us from Kristen Stevens of Beadwork By KAS. Kristen does amazing things with tiny beads, including these wonderful beaded links.
Beaded Links by Kristen Stevens
Here is the pair I chose for this month’s challenge:
Terra Pearl Blue Beaded Links
This is actually the second time I have used Kristen links in this color, but I was delighted to give it a go another time! I made these earrings a couple of months ago and they are available in my shop.
Montana Blues Earrings
.I purposely picked the same color this month, because I really love it! However, I didn’t want to make earrings again. I had this necklace started on my work table. I liked the front part of it, that you can see below, but I was dissatisfied with the back of the necklace. The blue raven pendant is by Oh! Sullivan Studio, the handmade ceramic beads are from Gaea and White Clover Kiln. There are also some recycled glass beads and various other goodies that are all knotted on Irish waxed linen.
When I saw the unfinished Blue Raven Necklace sitting on my table this week, I realized that Kristen’s beaded links would make a perfect transitional point from a beaded section of the necklace to chain in the back, and the colors were perfect. I love serendipity like that! So here’s my transformed necklace. I love it now!
Due to Thanksgiving busyness and holiday jewelry show preparations, I haven’t had time to add the Blue Raven Necklace to my shop yet. But just leave a comment below or message me if you think you might be interested and I’ll fill you in on the details.
This is a blog hop, so I encourage you to check out what all the participants did with Kristen’s awesome beaded links.
Cindy Martin Shaw
AJE Team Members
I am always delighted to read your comments! Hope to hear from you.