Sunday, June 30, 2013

AJE Component of the Month Reveal

Each month one of the contributors to the Art Jewelry Elements Blog gives away a component to the rest of the AJE team as well as to a few lucky winners.  This month I was lucky to be chosen to participate!  Jenny Davies-Reazor supplied us with cute little ceramic charm pairs... just perfect for earrings.  Imagine my surprise when I opened my package from Jenny and found not two, but three charms!  I'm so excited that I got two charms in turquoise and also a dark red charm.  These are some of my favorite colors and I actually love mixing turquoise and red.


Aren't they cute?  Love that Jenny sent a bonus bead!

Inspired by the color combination, I got a wild hair and decided to do a mismatched set of earrings... a first for me and my super symmetrical mind.  I also decided to practice my wire-wrapping skills some more.  I added an apple jasper bead above the turquoise charm and a china variscite bead and wrapped the whole thing with Vintaj Artisan Copper wire.  Voila!




Not wanting to leave out my second turquoise charm, I whipped up a simple charm necklace to go with the earrings.  I grabbed some ball chain and strung the charm, another piece of the apple jasper, turquoise colored Czech glass, and a blank that I stamped the word "dream" onto.



Thanks again to Jenny and the AJE team for giving folks the chance to play along each month!  To check out what everyone else created with their charms check out the AJE Blog HERE.

9 comments:

  1. Oooohhh! Very clever girl! I love the mismatch-y-ness of the earrings and the matched necklace. I did mismatched, but not that daring :-)

    Thanks so much for reading AJE and participating in the design challenge!

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  2. Love the mismatched earrings, the stones go perfect with the charms. And I love your necklace!

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  3. Congratulations on pushing out of your comfort zone with the mismatched earrings! I love the charm necklace. What a good idea!

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  4. Ahhhhhh! LOVE! xoxox jean yates!

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  5. I LOVE how they aren't matchy matchy, but coordinate perfectly!

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  6. Ooh what serendipity! I love what you did - great minds and all that - as I made mismatched earrings too. The colors are great together. And the necklace - simply perfect! I love seeing the lil charms go big and bold!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the mis-matched earrings and how you pulled the look together with the necklace!

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  8. Thanks for the kind words everyone! I hope to finally get a chance to go blog hopping tomorrow now that I'm back from my library conference! I think I'm really going to enjoy wearing this fun little set! I'm so appreciative of getting the chance to play along and share my creations with the AJE audience!

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