I had just made a necklace with one of Diana Ptaszynski's pendants in hopes that a magazine might want a closer look. This was completed for Heather Powers' Muffin Tin Challenge, but I never showed the necklace in true color. I had lots of fun playing with waxed Irish linen and a mix of gemstone rounds and brass beads. I'm also happy to report that, for once in my life, I actually cut the linen cord long enough!
I got a really nice mix of Diana's components for Christmas when my sweet husband bought a couple of her destash bundles. That's where the pendant above came from too! I have a number of items in this same lovely glaze (copper patina might be what it's called). I liked the way the colors in the stones worked with the necklace I had already made, that I wanted to play more with that combination.
Not leaving myself a ton of time, I thought a pair of coordinating earrings was in order. I dug out these little discs and started to play with ways to wrap them using the same waxed Irish linen as in the necklace. This is my first time using linen in earrings as more than just an accent, and I'm really happy with how they turned out!
Please check out what all the other participants made with their AJE stash items!
Here is the list of the participants - the team, winners and special guests!
Guest Participants ( aka winners)
Lee - Strega Jewellry
Shai - Shai’s Ramblings
Samantha- Wescott Jewelry
Kathy - Bay Moon Designs
Nikki - Silver Nik nats
Yvette - Blue Kiln Beads
Karin - Ginko et Coquelicot