May Component of the Month: beaded beads!

May. I miss you already. But before you depart – its the May Component of the Month at Art Jewelry Elements

Sue of SueBeads sent these lovelies! I told her to surprise me because I think all her color palettes could easily inspire… SueBeads beaded beads

But Sue knows me and sent me these delicious beads: copper, garnet red and aqua. 

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The palette gave me a plethora of ideas! I started early as I wanted to bead embroider something to play off the beaded texture. The beads were small, but I wanted them to relate directly to the focal, inspiring the whole necklace palette so they would be a major player regardless of size. 

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Polymer cab of mine; an Art Nouveau woman, in copper with patina accents. glass flower beads, garnet pearls, and corresponding seeds. 

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 I knew I wanted the beaded beads at the junction of necklace and silk, with some visual rest between them and the focal. I selected simple pearls and amazonite to go between. I am happy with the results! 

Please join the rest of the team and our guests this month in the AJE COM hop: 

AJE Team


10 thoughts on “May Component of the Month: beaded beads!

  1. Lindsay S says:

    Love it Jenny! The color combo, the face, the placement of Sue’s beads, and how they pull everything together. Fantastic! I wanna wear it!


  2. Lesley Watt says:

    Just perfect – love the colours in this and Sue’s beads are the perfect accents for your focal Jenny – love it.


  3. Melissa says:

    Wow, I really love this, Jenny! The colors are so perfectly combined and I’m proud of you for making a necklace. I had initially wanted to as well.


  4. Linda Landig says:

    I love the rich color palette. I’m a big fan of Art Nouveau so I love your cab. The bead embroidery is amazing and Sue’s beads make a perfect transition to the silk. I love everything about your necklace!


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