Thursday, April 30, 2015

ArtJewelryElements April Component of the Month Challenge!

Hi everyone!
I am writing today about a wonderful Challenge sponsored by ArtJewelryElements.

Each month, one of the lovely and very talented AJE Artists makes a special batch of hand-made components for their Team plus a few lucky guests to create with.  I was super-surprised to be included as a guest participant this month.  AND, it was such a treat since this CoM was made by one of my all-time favorite Artists, Rebekah Payne of Tree Wings Studio.  Truly, I was giddy and there was a little squeal of glee!

So, what did I do with this lovely bead delight?  After lots of experimenting, I decided to keep-it-simple.  Rebekah's creative heart bead has a lovely shape, a rich gorgeous sheen and loads of texture that needed very little enhancement.  I definitely did not want to detract from any of those wonderful qualities.  Plus, since this creation would be staying with me (yup, this one is all mine!), I wanted to be true to the style of jewelry I love to wear...a bit sparkly, love bracelets (never leave home without one!), a little 'girly' and classic.

Keeping to my plan and goals, here is what I created..and I love love love it.  I think we should call this the 'Be True' bracelet:

Thank you Rebekah and AJE!

Please do head over to AJE to see what everyone made for their April CoM Challenge!..that's where I'm going, right now...whoosh...

(PS: sorry I am a bit late posting today...Mom's apartment flooded!  We've been trying to dry things and help-out there as much as possible.  Water sure does move fast and makes a huge mess.  Things should be back-to-normal by tomorrow..thank goodness.  It's a lot for an 85 yr old to 'deal with' alone)


  1. I love this! Wonderful wearable... With just a little sparkle

  2. I love your bracelet, you managed to make it rustic,Classic and elegant.

  3. What a beautiful bracelet, I love the sparkle and the copper beads!

  4. Oh yes Carol!! Your bracelet makes me so happy… simplistic, but rich… such lovely elements of rustic texture and elegant sparkle all so beautifully put together! You made my little heart bead shine—I'm in love! Thank you so much for joining me in this challenge!

  5. Gorgeous! I love the copper running through the design!

  6. I love your bracelet! The contrast of rustic and sparkly is wonderful.

  7. Lovely - sweet and charming. The simple design sets of the heart well!

  8. It's been a while since I last saw such a beautiful necklace. I love the colors used to make these types of ornaments. Thank you for sharing.

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