In the most recent little bit of time I have been exploring the talents of other jewellery artists. This has led to a bit of a buying spree, so much so that I have quite a collection of charms and pendants. I’m looking forward to using them soon. In the meantime, here are some recent purchases
The first group are pendants and charms that I purchased through the Beads of Courage auction on eBay. This auction is organized by Jen Cameron, an artisan herself, with 100% of auction proceeds going to the charitable organization. I was lucky enough to win the auction for 4 pieces.
Bird in Flight by Melissa TrudingerIn a Brass Bezel with Resin Coating
Brass Stamped Hummingbird withPurple Ink by Alicia Marinache
Ceramic Butterfly and Dragonfly CharmsBy Jenny Davies Reazor
Next are some ceramic, stoneware and bronze metal clay charms, pendants and connectors made by Leslie Watt of THEA Elements in England. Like the ones above, these are all handmade.
Stoneware Heart and Bracelet Link with floralDetail, Ceramic Leaf Pendant
Bronze Clay Earring Charms with Queen
Anne’s Lace (Left) and Leaf (Right) DetailSnowflake Clasp with Handmade Toggle
Clay Charm Grab Bags|
With All Kinds of Goodies
I still have on hand the beautiful polymer clay pendants below, from Tesori Trovati. Erin Prais-Hintz is the talented artist. I won these in a draw for the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge. The challenge is based on an inspiration piece, photo, artwork, animation, sculpture, selected by the blog editors. Participants create a jewellery item that draws on colours and shapes from the piece. My prize was for the Maychallenge.
Polymer Clay Pendantswith Crowned Key Charm
And finally, here are some copper clay charms and pendants I made myself. These were made in a metal clay course I took last year. I have used some and here’s what is still waiting for the right spark of inspiration. Now I need a kiln to make more!
|Copper Metal Clay Charms and Pendants by me|
Like Lori Andersen said in her Bead Hoarders Blog Hop invitation, it’s time to take these out of the stash and turn them into jewellery. I’m so excited I can hardly wait, but this is a post-Christmas project. Hmm, some new blogs for this project…