Saturday, November 1, 2014

COM Art Jewelry Elements Reveal

I got picked to be part of the most recent Component of the Month Challenge over at Art Jewelry Elements.  How lucky am I? 

This is what I was chosen to receive (karen sent me the one on the right).
One of Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio's UBER TEXTURED donut beads.


i love it against my floor

Let me start by saying, I did snag some of these donuts up at Beadfest, but she did not have the larger ones there at that time, or else I would have grabbed them.  These big ones are divine.  They are so highly textured, yet smooth and refined at the same time.  They have a meditative quality that makes you just want to touch them.

Originally I wanted to make a ring, so that I could touch the piece and play with it, and FEEL it on.  It would lay flat against my finger, being tube set from the center. 


Unfortunately I ran out of time. 


I ended up with two because I contacted Karen to see if I could buy another bead that sort of matched, I wanted to make a matching necklace.  Time ran out, and I did not get to make the ring.  I will make it though. eventually.....

So, for the challenge, I made another one of my Gypsy Charm necklaces with the piece I received.   

Here it is!




Her bead is so perfect for a necklace like this. It is rich, and meditative, and just draws you in!

Anyhow, if you want to see what everyone else made, hop on over to their blogs too!


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Thank you to Art Jewelry Elements for the opportunity to work with Karen's beads!




17 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece as always Staci...so much depth and texture.

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  2. Staci, it's awesome! I love your style, it looks perfect on you! I love all the elements you added to the necklace! Thanks so much for playing a long this month! Always love to see what you make! And your hair looks great!

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  3. I love it! You have a fantastic style, instantly recognisable! I thought about tube setting too, can't wait to see your ring design.

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  4. What a fun design! I love all the bits and pieces you selected to go with it. Very fun and looks fabulous on you! I look forward to seeing the ring too.

    Thanks for participating in the art jewelry elements design challenge!

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  5. I love your gypsy necklaces and this one is so interesting. What a great conversation starter and Karen's wonderful bead is just perfect for this piece!

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  6. I really like what you're doing with these gypsy charm necklaces - all the different elements working perfectly together. Love it!

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  7. Just stunning, as always. I SO love your work as you know and this Gypsy Charm style is one of my favs. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the ring.

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  8. Just charming Staci. Really lovely piece that you have created, lots of interest and quite unusual. Can't wait to see the ring too.

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  9. Your piece is glorious! I love how you captured so many textures to show-case this necklace and Karen's beautiful bead...it makes the eye travel all-around to gaze at every element. Beautiful!

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  10. You are right; Karen's bead is perfect for this style of necklace. I LOVE this piece!

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  11. Hi! Sorry I am so late. It is awesome! That chunk of amber? copal? yes! Your eclectic mixes always inspire me to loosen up a bit. Thanks! The piece is - as I knew it would be - beautiful and SO you.

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