Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month – REVEAL!

It is my great privilege to be part of a talented group of ladies over at the Art Jewelry Elements blog, who write every day about art jewelry and the process of creating. I’m such a fan of each and every one of them, which makes our monthly Component of the Month challenge such a pleasure. As part of the AJE team, I get one of the monthly components to play with, along with some lucky give-away winners. It’s such fun!

For the month of June, Jenny Davies-Reazor offered us these beautiful ceramic earring pairs.

Jenny Davies-Reazor

I received a lovely, organic pair of pale lilac leaf charms. They sat on my workbench for almost the entire month of June, while I considered what to do with them. And then this design popped into my head, fully formed. I am so happy with how they turned out.

Art Jewelry Elements COM - June 2013

Art Jewelry Elements COM - June 2013

I made the cocoon beads out of two gauges of sterling silver wire – the thinnest was 30 gauge, which I wrapped and wove randomly over and through the thicker 20 gauge wire. Then I patina’d them and polished back the highlights for contrast.

Art Jewelry Elements COM - June 2013

Art Jewelry Elements COM - June 2013

The grey and silver of the cocoon beads seemed like a perfect compliment to Jenny’s pretty leaf charms, and I’m going through a phase right now where that earthly texture appeals to me. I’m going to be wearing these a lot, I think!

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Follow these links to see what the other AJE designers and our guest give-away winners did with their components!








Jennifer Cameron

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Susan Kennedy

Linda Landig

Melissa Meman

Rebekah Payne

Jo Tinley

Lesley Watt

Francesca Watson (that’s me!)

Diana Ptaszinski

Kristi Bowman

Kristen Stevens

7 replies
  1. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    Oh girl!!!!!!! I love how you can make that wire work so well for you! The organic feel of the cocoon is perfect with Jenny’s charms!!!

  2. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    I love the cocoons! The glaze was such a uniform color – that although that was intentional to highlight the imprint… I really like seeing them paired with the organic texture of the silver wire.

    Thanks for making the lil bits something fab!


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