Every month, Art Jewelry Elements gives away three or four components made by one of their members. If you are lucky enough to win, you join in the fun as a guest and make a piece with your component. I was lucky in December and won these great beaded rings from Kristen Stevens studio. they are made of little seed beads and teenie weenie little beads that are iridescent. My gosh, I don’t know how she does it! Well, it got to be the second week in January and I still hadn’t received my component so I emailed AJE. Some glitch in the mail I guess with the holiday season and all. Anyhow, long story short, I ended up with 2 sets. So I made 2 different things. For this first piece, I only used one of the rings. I’m saving the other for a piece that is exactly like it. when I saw these little brassy colored rings, I thought way back in time to riding a carousel horse. Who was daring enough to reach all the way out and grab “the brass ring?” Remember the thrill. stretching all the way out……… My grand daughter, Kelsey, is turning 18 next month and she will graduate in June. These are steps into the adult world. I made this necklace with one of Kristen’s rings and one of my own bronze heart charms that says DARE. I wish, for Kelsey, that she will always be brave enough to reach out and grab that brass ring and follow her dreams all of her life. The copper chain has a pinkish color and so do those teenie weenie little beads on the ring so I put a hint of pink on the bronze heart. (It’s Kelsey’s favorite color). You can’t really see it in these shots though. My camera batteries were low and somehow, it makes the pictures darker. I wanted a close-up of those little rings to show how beautiful they are. The other set, I made these earrings with copper filigree and “black” glass pearls from Swarovski. I’m keeping them for myself, LOL. Hop around and see what everyone else made. It will be fun!
Guest Participants ( aka winners)
Lee – Strega Jewellry