It's the end of another month already which means it's time for another AJE Challenge reveal and the components we had to work with this month were a pair of these pretty beaded beads from Susan Kennedy of Suebeads.
I have a little stock of these beads and am very fond of using them for earrings because they are small and light but always pack a punch in terms of colour and textures - so that's the route I took with his challenge.
This first pair are very simple but Sue's beads were such a perfect match for a pair of ombre ceramic drops by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Beads that I really didn't want to add anything more than a little wire wrapping and some simple wires.
The blues of the elements work so well together and are such a natural pairing with copper.
For my second pair I picked out a pair of Polymer Clay heads pins by Heather Powers of Humblebeads. I fed the wire of the headpins up through the beaded beads and bent them round bail making pliers to make a loop and then fed them back down through the bead wrapping the wire around itself a couple of times. I then wrapped the tails of the wire around the tip of my round nose pliers to create a little coil and then stretched these out to create tendrils
Many thanks to Sue for the chance to work with these lovely fun beads. You can see what everyone else designed using the links below.
Next month's AJE challenge is another themed event and this time it's all about Fireflies with the chance to win one of Jen Cameron's lovely beads so check out the this AJE post for all the details but do hurry - the winners will be chose tomorrow, Monday June 1st.
Gorgeous beads and earrings! My favourite is the first pair! XxReplyDelete
Really beautiful, I love how well you matched the colours in the first pair with Diana's drops they go perfectly and I utterly adore what you did with the tendrils on the last pair adds a wonderful organic feel!ReplyDelete
All of your earrings are beautiful. I love Sue's beads and they look great with the components you selected.ReplyDelete
So so pretty - the colors are amazing and the components you chose were perfect!ReplyDelete
So cute Lesley! I love both pairs!ReplyDelete
Wow, you managed to have beads that went with both of the pairs of beaded beads and they are so cute - love how you put them together!ReplyDelete
I love both, but the wire wrapping extra on the 2nd pair is so wonderful! You are so clever :-)ReplyDelete
Excellent Job! All the challenge beads seem to shine with the beads you added. They all look so summery and could so be worn to a beach party! Thanks for posting.ReplyDelete
I love both pairs.ReplyDelete
Yup - theres are awesome. Very clever with the wire. Aren't Sue's palettes just a joy?!ReplyDelete
Oooh, so nice! Your pairings with the art beads are perfection!ReplyDelete
Both gorgeous, especially the tendril pair, you always create such lovely designs! :)ReplyDelete
I love them both!ReplyDelete