Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Gothic Sutured Heart Necklace

Well I won another challenge, this time from Jenny Davies-Reazor a team member on Art Elements blog.

February Component Challenge was one of Jenny's Ceramic Sutured Hearts mine was a lovely deep red with black base and gold leaf highlights.

I love red so was very happy to receive the red one.

Now what to do.....

I did leave it a bit late starting but I ended up making some deep red and cream coloured spacer beads to go with the heart.

I found some resin black rose beads and some small red pearls and a few crystals. I decided on antique gold/brass findings and chain and my usual asymmetric style.

So here it is

I think I need to get it hanging to give it full appreciation and I have had to rush my photos this morning before work so they aren't as good as they could be.

I hope you can see it though!!

Below you will find the other participants as well as the team members links:

Thanks for visiting

E x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Giveaway ... be quick

Yes I completely forgot to write this post during the week.

So you need to be quick to enter as I will be closing my giveaway on my ChatElaine Glass Creations business page on fb tomorrow 12th February so it's just in time for Valentine's Day (well for UK participants anyway).

These earrings are the prize.

They were originally made for a Component giveaway challenge on an fb group called Artisans Create Together.  The spear shaped polymer clay components in the centre were made by the lovely Helena Benkoczka of Areto Beads and Jewellery Designs who was the sponsor of the challenge components for January.

The polymer components I realised when places together forms a heart with a zigzag cut down the centre.

So I loosely based the shape of the wire into a heart then wrapped the seed beads along the edge of the zigzag. They are then topped with a pair of my bells and finished with copper beads and my own handmade earwires.

It's been a while since I made any jewellery so it was fun getting 'back into the saddle'... as it were!!!

So please pop over to my page to enter. It's fairly easy you just need to like my page and then share the post so others can join in.

Thanks for visiting

E x