So this month it’s my turn to host the Art Elements component of the month challenge and I provided all the participants with pendants or cabochons made using cross sections of shells. I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with.
For my own part I did have plans to make several pieces but I’ve been really busy making beads this month so in the end I only managed one necklace. As usual I kept it fairly simple because frankly that’s what I wear. I managed to find a bronze hoop with a sea urchin texture that I made years ago and started off wire wrapping that to one of the green/brown pendants.
My original idea had been to use a 6mm leather cord with the pendant but then I thought about these green iris seed beads that were a great match with the glaze so my plans took a bit of a swerve. Instead I made a choker length necklace using the my bead and jump ring technique strung on green leather.
For a final little flourish and a touch of lustre (I don’t do bling and sparkle) I added a single green pearl to the pendant and that’s it – done.
I’m sure everyone else has been far more adventurous than me and I’d like to thank all who participated in the challenge. If you’d like to join me in finding out what they’ve made just click on the links below and enjoy.
Art Elements team