The challenge was issued: “We all have one. Call it a treasure, or a bead stash. Call it loot or inventory.” It’s the Art Jewelry Elements Use your Stash challenge.
This is the second year the group has issued the challenge but my first time participating. When I signed up it was with the idea this was a great challenge to kick start my muse for 2016. The challenge certainly worked in that way. I’ve had ideas popping in out of my mind all month. Maybe there were too many because I had difficulty picking something achievable in the bits of time I had available.
I finally picked a few art beads and began putting together combinations. The lovely and earthy looking oval earthenware bar by Jennie Davis-Reazor wasn’t even in my plans. It was sitting in the same storage bag as a different one I planned to use, and I kept picking colour combinations that worked with it.
I finally decided to go with the flow and made this necklace with glass spikes and tri-beads, flat round discs with 3 angles cut in, tied together with waxed linen. I decided to go longer than my usual necklaces, adding a length of antiqued brass chain for around the neck. The necklace could be slipped over the head but I also added a lobster claw clasp for comfort (and the fact I’ve never been fond of putting a necklace on over my head)
|Step into Light Necklace
To see what the AJE team and other guest participants made click on the links below:
Terri - Terrri’sBlooming ideas
Shai - Shai’sRamblings
Melissa - Bead Recipes
Tammy - Paisley Lizard
Sarajo - SJDesigns
Kathy - Bay MoonDesigns
Karin - Ginko etColquelicot
Lola - Bead LolaBead
Samantha - Wescott Jewelry
Mona - Bijoux Gem Joy (You are here)
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