So, some weeks ago, I was one of a lucky little bunch of beaders who won a giveaway and received one of Lesley Watt‘s beautiful bronze pod beads.
Lovely, hey? They were the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month this September. The one requirement was that we winners make something with one of them (tough, I know) and that we share what we made today. I’d been admiring these beads for a while so I was very pleased to win one. Here’s my pod:
Can you tell that I’ve used it in a necklace that’s particularly tricky to photograph? Well, I have, see:
I decided some time ago that I wanted to make some sort of a lariat kinda thing but I only arrived at the design a few days ago. I’ve added some Scorched Earth bead caps to echo the shape of the pod, and hung them from some of my verdigris patina chain.
Thankfully, it wears a lot better than it photographs!
A large thank you is owed to Lesley: thank you, Lesley! If you fancy getting one of these pods you can find them in Lesley’s shop, Thea Elements. As I said, I wasn’t the only lucky winner. You can have a look at the other winners’ (or guest designers’) pieces by following the links below. The members of the AJE team have all been given the opportunity to use one too. I’m really curious to see how everyone used their beads – I’ve got a feeling there’ll be some surprisingly different designs.
Erin Prais-Hintz – Tesori Trovati