Thursday, March 31, 2016

AJE Component of the Month - EYE Theme - with Lindsay Starr

As another month rolls around, so does the AJE Component of the Month challenge - this month was a theme challenge and Lindsay Starr is our host - theme is EYE. 

I hope you go back and read Lindsay's original post, as it is very interesting.  I won't rehash what she already elegantly explained about the symbology of the eye.  I'll just get on with my post!  Incidentally, Michael's happened to have TONS of eye-themed components this month!  Lindsay must be right on trend!  Here are some photos I took!






I also wanted to show you the little tiny evil eye charm I picked up in Greece about 10 years ago - I was going to use it in this project, but just couldn't bring myself to use it up!  Then I wouldn't really be able to hold it and fondle it lol! I also meant to make some lampwork evil eyes, and may still, but didn't really get the chance to do that!


For my project, Kristie Roeder, a ceramist, was offering some great evil eye cabochons in the Ceramic Art Bead Market group on Facebook.  I failed to win the auction, but she made me one to order!  Here is her photo, because as usual I forgot to take one!

I'm not finished with my design, because for some reason March is shorter than usual (not really, I just lost a week somewhere!).  But here's where I am!


My plan is to make a strap to turn this into a necklace!  I was pleased at how my first-ever foray into fringe turned out - it's harder to do than it looks!  Also, I have to apologize for these last two photos since I took them at 10pm in the evening with horrible light!  I hope you enjoyed my creation, and I do hope you re-read Lindsay's original post - it's really quite enlEYEtening!  Thanks for stopping by!  Please see what everyone else made!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Headpins!

In case you still come by here occasionally, I have some headpins available in the SueBeads etsy store, and more to come this week! 




Saturday, March 12, 2016

AJE February Component of the Month FINISHED!

I said I'd do it and I did!  I actually finished my byzantine chainmaille weave for Diana's February AJE Component of the Month - here it is!

Here's a detail of the weave.  I used aluminum rings, this necklace is very lightweight.  They go very well with Diana's component. 

This is the first time I made byzantine weave for some reason - I started out harder when I made chainmaille before - I have done japanese flower and mobius.   This is a fun necklace! Thanks for stopping back!


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