I swear someone is stealing days from the months…I can’t believe it’s time for another Component of the Month design challenge reveal already! But it is and the pretties we were give to play with this month come in the form of these gorgeous lampwork focals by Jen Cameron. True to form I forgot to photograph my particular bead but it looks similar to the one back left in this image.
I tossed around a few ideas and kept coming back to keeping it fairly simple because the bead really should carry the piece. In the end I decided to go with a choker length necklace with an ocean themed stacked pendant inspired by the whirls and colours in Jen’s bead. The silver element is actually a clasp I’ve had for ever and never used because I didn’t want to let it go but it reminds me of a fish swimming through breakers so it seemed like a natural match. I wrapped some seed beads around the connection trying the give the impression of sea foam and finished off with some watery droplets at the bottom.
I wanted the choker element to be reasonably substantial so I used a 3mm antiqued leather cord with handmade closures and the hook part of the clasp. As I said, pretty simple but I think it has a good flow to it and shows the bead off nicely.
Many thanks to Jen for providing such a lovely piece to work with,I hope you like it too. If you would like to see what the rest of the Art elements team and our guest designers have made just click on the links below to join out blog hop.
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