Here is what I created...I wanted to offset the beautiful gold metallic glaze with some pops of bright color, but decided to stay fairly monochromatic, so chose teal. I rounded up some Czech glass beads, then went through my stash of art beads and found a pretty borosilicate lampwork bead by Julie Delaney, and a lovely ceramic swirl bead by our own Karen Totten. I remembered some pyrite nuggets and briolettes that I had and wire-wrapped them into the necklace with brass wire.
I decided to create a hook clasp and just use one of the component's links for the loop!
There you have it! Simple, but bright and beautiful! I had been holding on to these pyrite briolettes for a while...I think they work perfectly with this!
Sorry for the drab photos...it was rainy and gross yesterday and I waited until this morning to take photos, but didn't have enough light!
Now, go forth and check out all the other gorgeous goodies created by this month's design team!!
Helen Simon – Helen's had to drop out due to a hand injury - get well soon Helen!
The AJE Team
Caroline Dewison – http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Diana Ptaszynski - http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com
Susan Kennedy - http://suebeads.blogspot.co.uk
Kristen Stevens - http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.co.uk
Keirsten Giles - http://cerebraldilettante.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor - http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog/golden_wings_aje_component_month_reveal
Melissa Meman – http://melissameman.blogspot.com (you are here!)
Rebekah Payne - www.treewingsstudio.com
Lesley Watt - http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/aje-component-of-month-march-reveal.html