Friday, April 29, 2011

Artisan Clay Design Team~ Our First Reveal & Blog Hop

(If you are looking for the Art Bead Scene April challange hop click here.)

I was so excited to join the Artisan Clay design team, since I have been a LONG time fan!!!!!

Kristie was so creative about the challenge. She posted pictures on facebook of the beads and we could each pic one for our project.  I picked one from this picture...one without the loops.

I thought long and hard about it.  I know I would typically make a necklace in this style (see below) with a bead like that.  Kinda like a collage of focal beads.

So I didn't.  I wanted to do something different.  I wanted to make a bracelet.  But, I wanted my Artisan Clay bead to stand out, and be at the top of my wrist.  I have been playing around with leather and cuffs, and well, this is what I made.



I love it.  Very comfy, just the right colors.  I used one of my bronze swirls under the Artisan Clay Sunburst.  There is silk duponi in a nice nubby brown on top of the leather and lots of crazy stitching.

Here is something else I made using a new style of Artisan Clay bead, along with one of my Artisan Accents bronze hobnail donuts.  I just love how it turned out.  The contrast of texture is so appealing!  I must get some more of those flower pendants with the glass inside!


I can't wait to see what everyone else made.  Hop on over to Artisan Clay for the list of blogs.

10 comments:

  1. Really really pretty, Staci! I love both pieces!

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  2. What a fun piece! I understand 100% why you don't want to part with it :D

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  3. I love both of them! Lovely:)

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  4. Very cool and you got to play with your leather again :-)

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  5. I love both of them. The leather is really different.

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  6. Wow! This will match everything you own!
    It is totally you! Colors textures, everything!

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  7. Such an original piece of work! I love this cuff and I really like how the clay piece is truly the focal. Nice job!

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  8. Oh what awesome pieces! That cuff is divine - very textural and so cool. But that necklace, Oh Goodness....

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  9. Both pieces are gorgeous! But that cuff is calling out to me!! I love it! All the textures! Beautiful!

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  10. Very cool, your cuff is awesome!

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