Remember those jewelry sneak peeks I gave a few days ago? They were all pieces I've been working on for the Objects and Elements design team.
"End of the Spear" double wrap necklace
Susan Lenart Kazmer and her team have been putting something very special together for the big Craft and Hobby Association winter trade show, January 24-27. They've come up with a new line of unique charms for use in jewelry and other artwork...and some brand new jewelry kits. Click HERE to see the charms.
I'm so excited that Susan will be taking my work, and that of my design team sisters (Jane, Kristen, Barbe and Jen) with her to the big CHA show to use as samples, showcasing the charms! Look for the Objects and Elements booth number 3708 at the show. Jen will be teaching a workshop as well.
The pieces I created were made, almost entirely, from materials from Objects and Elements and each one contains more than one of the charms. I had a great time working with them. As you can see, they're very "Susan-esque."Tortoise mine. I have to say...I really love this stuff! It made a perfect match for the bronze in some of the charms, the green kyanite spears and the clasp. For the clasp I used a print of one of my original cemetery photographs embedded into one of the O&E bronze bezel clasps, filled with ICE Resin.
"Balance Bronze Bangle with Pearl"
The first idea popped into my head and the next one bounced in before I finished with the first piece. Once I got going, it was hard to stop so I ended up with 9 pieces, total. I'll show you a few at a time. Some of them will be going up for sale on my Etsy shop when I get them back so let me know if you see something here that you like and I can hold it for you.
Believe it or not, this necklace was actually the hardest one for me to make. Not technique-wise but, mentally. I wanted to keep it simple but I had such a hard time not adding anything more to it. It turned out exactly like I had envisioned it...like something I would have worn on the dance floor when I lived in Cody, Wyo, as a single girl, back in the day....hence the name "West."
I hope you can stop by the CHA show, if you're in the area, and fondle the charms and jewelry!
Don't forget about my Help For Haiti auction...click here. The bidding is up to $160. It's running until noon, central time, Saturday, the 23rd. I'm auctioning this piece of my jewelry, hoping to raise a nice little sum to send along to Hope For Haiti.
Also, my friend Kecia is holding a drawing for my bidders, over on her blog. My bidders may leave a comment to her post, here, and be entered into a drawing to win one of her "Patchwork of Love" pendants: