AJE May Component of the Month Reveal
Once a month Art Jewelry Elements (AJE) hosts a giveaway and jewelry reveal. May’s giveaway component was made by Susan Kennedy of Sue Beads. Members of the Art Jewelry Elements team, plus a few lucky guest artists were given a set of these beautiful lampwork glass flower beads that Sue made for us. I was given the blue set on the far right.
First I must say that I really love these beads. You know me – I <3 flowers, plus I like the unusual shape. The fact that this shape lays flat on the wrist, makes them especially well suited to bracelet designs. I do have an earring design in mind too, but that will have to wait till another time.
I used one of Lesley Watt’s gorgeous brass bracelet bars as the focal of my bracelet. Sue’s beads frame it perfectly. I love these three together. I think they were made for each other! I furthered the floral theme with two Czech glass flower beads. The rest of the bracelet is fire polished beads and little glass seed beads, finished with a decorative antiqued brass toggle clasp.
It is a simple design, but quite eye-catching and elegant. I can personally attest to the eye-catching part. I wore it today and the lady at the grocery store asked me about it and wanted not just one of my business cards, but several to share with the other women who work there!
I named this bracelet after the beautiful blue Cornflower (aka Bachelor Button). When you look at the photo below, you’ll see what a perfect match this name is.
Want to see more gorgeous jewelry with Susan’s lampwork glass beads? – Here are all the links. Have fun blog hopping!
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