|Photo source: SueBeads|
I managed to use two of the three beads in designs. I will save the third for inspiration to strike another day.
Humblebeads feather that just happened to match the purple pressed flower bead. I found a washer lying around and wrapped it in bronze colored wire. The lines of the wire radiate out like the flower and also mimic the lines on the feather. I love the ease of long necklaces that just slip on and go. I really don't like the chain that I used so I will be swapping that out for something a bit simpler. I was getting a little too artsy-fartsy asymmetrical on that one! ;-)
This second one came together exactly as I imagined it would. When your vision matches the reality, that is a good sign! I used this strand of rudraksha beads that I bought at the Bead & Button show knotted on brown waxed linen. For the focal area I used some flat flower shaped beads that are magnesite in a cream color. The polymer clay birdie from Humblebeads is sitting in a brass leaf bead cap and a rhinestone studded nest. Below the flower beads is a Vintaj leaf that I hammered a leafy texture on. This little birdie looks Right at Home in this nest, don't you think?
Thank you to Miss Sue for selecting me to play along with her and the other Art Jewelry Elements members for the Component of the Month. If you are interested in playing with them, they release the new Component of the Month early on and your ticket is just a simple comment on their blog!
Now hop on over to see what everyone else made! Art Jewelry Elements