Saturday, August 31, 2013

AJE August Component of the Month Reveal

Mine's the one in the middle at the top.

I mentioned last week that I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in this month's Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month. Let me remind you of the beautiful Melismatic Molten Morsel I received from Melissa Meman.

I jumped the gun a little and made my punches in the piece before I remembered to take a picture. Heck, I punched those holes before I had even decided on a design. It worked out though.


I did ponder what I had on hand and could create that would complement Melissa's beautiful work. After much thought, I decided a deep purple would be perfectly royal. In that vein, I used some small beads that I received from a friend. After completing the necklace and in the sunlight, I found that some of the beads are more red than purple. But, I still really like it despite that little snafu.
 Yeah, I liked it so much, I couldn't stop taking pictures of it.

I really hope I did Melissa's beautiful Morsel the justice it deserves. Follow the links below or head over to the Art Jewelry Elements blog to check out what everyone else did with their Morsel.
The AJE Team

The lucky three
You are here --> Hope Smitherman

This was a lot of fun. Thank you Melissa and the AJE team for letting me play along!

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation Hope!! I'm so happy you got to join the COM this month, Melissa will be proud!!

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    1. Kristi, Thank you! I was so privileged to get to play along with this great team and work with Melissa's beautiful morsel. It means so much that you took the time to swing by. Thanks again!

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  2. Hope-I love the colors and variety of beads. You did justice to the piece!

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    1. Kathy, Oh whew! I was so worried that I did too much and my variety of beads might have overpowered the morsel. Thank you for giving me some relief. :)

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  3. Hope, your necklace turned out beautifully! Very lovely and romantic.

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  4. Gorgeous necklace, the pendant 'fits' perfectly with the strings and it's good to have so many pictures to look at. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Hope, you did an amazing job... and I love purple so bonus :) I like the blocks of beads in your larger strand, it really echos the dramatic bicolour focal. You have mastered the asymmetry beautifully. And the punch of red/purple is gorgeous!

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  6. Beautiful and very elegant. I love the addition of the purple beads and the little dangles on the focal!

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  7. I love the rich fall palette you chose. Those are my kind of colors! Those components are so pretty. The texture is great and just begs to be touched! I would call this a 'fidget' as I would be playing with it all day long.

    By the way...did you see my blog post on Friday? You are the winner of the blingy owl! Come on over and check it out and send me an email with your address and I will get it sent to you next week!

    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  8. I love the garnet-y pomegranate-y color of those beads! Especially paired with the other beads you chose. I love this months component and seeing what everyone has done - I'm so glad you won and thank you for sharing!

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    1. Dana, I'm so glad you like the color. I was worried about the inconsistency of those beads. I really did luck out for sure on getting my name drawn this month. Melissa's morsel was awesome to work with. I'm so glad you like what I did with it! Thank you.

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  9. Hope, what a gorgeous necklace you created! I love the romantic and vintage feel you evoked. Thank you so much for taking the challenge and creating such a thoughtful design with my component. It means so much for me to see my little things in other great designer's work!

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    1. Melissa, YAY! That means so much to me to know that you like it. I really love your metalwork and am so pleased that I got a chance to work with one of your morsels. Thank you!! :)

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  10. The different hues of the beads adds some mystery and a special effect to the necklace! I love it - you complemented Melissa's component beautifully.

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  11. Hope, this is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful, elegant design! I was excited when I saw that you were one of the guest artists.

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    1. Linda, Thank you so much!! I really enjoyed getting my chance at one of Melissa's morsels. While it was a challenge, it helped steer me in a direction I've been wanting to go. I was very lucky indeed to get this chance, I was excited to get to be a guest artist too! ;)

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  12. Ooooh, Hope - the texture play!!! Love the depth and playfulness of this piece. It looks as if it almost made itself!!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the different colors and textures you used. The color combination with the garnet, peach and grays compliments the piece really well!
    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com

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    1. Kelsy, Thank you! I really didn't even notice the peachy-ness of the pearl beads until you mentioned it. Hmmmm, interesting. It does seem to work though! I appreciate you taking the time to pop by! :)

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  14. What a rich palette you played with and I love how it enhances Melissa's component

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  15. Hope! I am so late! But I am so glad to see it! Man, thats a stunner. Its part Victorian glamor and part Boho chic. Is the red strand garnets? Or glass? I couldnt stop looking, they were yummy.

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    1. Jennifer, Late? Psssh. Whatever. I really have no idea what those little beads are. I bought out someone's bead stash and these were included with no labeling. I plan on figuring it out before I list this piece, but I'm not exactly sure how. Ha! They are yummy. I'm still surprised that there was red and purple together, but it worked I think. I'm s glad you got a chance to stop by and that you like what I created. Thanks!! :)

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