Art Elements Component of the Month Reveal – Kristie Roeder

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This months Art Elements component challenge was a little different as out components were contributed by a guest designer Kristie Roeder, who provided this gorgeous selection of ceramic and glass pendants. I managed to snag the lovely aqua green one top left.

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I really wanted to bead embroider this but it’s a rather large piece and I knew I would get carried away and end up with it being unwearable. So I either had to treat it as decorative art or pare it down somewhat – I chose the latter.

The pendant itself is so stunning it really doesn’t need very much to make it shine so I’ve kept it really simple. The pendant has a loop attached  but I decided I wanted to create a beaded bail so I started off by flipping it and adding a lampwork headpin by Jen Cameron to the loop. I then threaded some very fine wire with seed beads and wrapped it around the loop.

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The bail was created by threading seed beads onto Fireline and wrapping it around the pendant three times. Add some toning 3mm leather cord, choker length and there you have it…a simple but striking statement piece.

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Huge thanks to Kristie for sponsoring this challenge and for the opportunity to design with her work. I hope you will use the links below to check out the designs made by the other participants.

Enjoy.

Guest Designers:

Sarajo Wentling

Lola Surwillo

Beti Horvath

Kate Kemp

Art Elements Team

Susan Kennedy

Lesley Watt

Claire Fabian

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Jen Cameron

 

13 thoughts on “Art Elements Component of the Month Reveal – Kristie Roeder

  1. The pendant you received is just gorgeous… LOVE the colors! I never would have thought to flip the piece the way you did. So smart and fun! I love the fairly simple treatment that lets the focal shine.

  2. Love this piece! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you treated the bail as well as the way you used the original loop for hanging the beads at the bottom. Clever design!

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