Glass treasures – the May COM reveal

Once again – a month comes to a close. I may not have blogged much – but I do have treasures to show you! Its time for the Art Jewelry Elements COM reveal!

I am spoiled. Sue gave me a selection of these new wee gorgeous cabochons when we briefly met up at Bead Fest April in Philly. I was greedy and asked for THREE (!!!) of these stars. I envisioned them as a crown over a celestial goodess face. 

Sue star cabs

But its Spring, and I have had a chance to go to the beach a few times. Walking dogs, with a coffee, early in the morning is my favorite pastime. And beach combing. Very quickly this became a starfish, destined to be nestled in a mermaid’s hair. (Late in the month I realized that #MerMay is a thing on social media. Google it). So when a new batch of stoneware face cabs came out of the high fire gas kiln… this happened: 

May 2016 COM

Shells from Bethany DE, antique coral, abalone from NZ (long story)… Sue’s cab sets the palette, and Caroline’s sea urchin bead completes the piece! Here are some detail shots: 

COM details

I need to stitch on some beaded loops or closed rings. That part always happens last as it seems like a chore to me. 

Umm – so I was at the beach this past Memorial Day weekend – and I always pack beads. The weather was a bit grey… so while tired dogs napped after morning hikes… 

Mermaid tapestry

This is a small tapestry. The enamleled mermaid is from Anne Gardanne. I have been treasuring it… You know I am doing a beaded goddess each month? Well, I have further challenged myself to sculpt all those cabs. So this is a bonus! The May goddess is done; the June piece is laid out. I am not sure where I am going with this – but that purple! It was as if Sue’s cab and Anne’s mermaid were destined! I’d love to hear what you think… 

I was very inspired, and rather prolific; please visit my team mates and our guests to see other creative designs featuring Sue’s wee cabs!  

Allison Herrington
Lola Surwillo
AJE Team Members
Susan Kennedy – host
Diana Ptaszynski
Kristen Stevens
Jenny Davies-Reazor ( here)
Caroline Dewison
Lindsay Starr
Lesley Watt
Jennifer Cameron
Niky Sayers

12 thoughts on “Glass treasures – the May COM reveal

  1. Lesley Watt says:

    Stunning pieces as your beadwork always is…I adore the way you’ve set the mermaid, you really get a sense of movement under water.


  2. Susan Kennedy says:

    Yet more amazing work by you Jenny! I love that first piece, it is so awesome I can’t stop looking at it! And I can’t wait to see the mermaid finished! Thank you so much for always making amazing things to drool over!


  3. Lola says:

    Walking the beach early in the morning with a coffee in hand … that sounds so very dreamy to me! Dreamy also perfectly describes that first bead embroidered piece … I love it when beads and nature and life all come together. As for the mermaid? Delightful!


  4. Kristen Stevens says:

    I know I use that title for my comment frequently but girl you really do blow me away with every one of your creations!


  5. Jennifer Cameron says:

    I think you’re amazing at this whole bead embroidery thing. I cannot get past the standard issue beads no matter how hard I try. Both pieces are amazing and I CANNOT WAIT to see the finished tapestry.


  6. Caroline says:

    Absolutely gorgeous COM piece, I love the organic feel, as though it could have grown deep in the ocean, and the mermaid piece is looking amazing already, can’t wait to see it finished!


  7. Niky Sayers says:

    What beautiful pieces! I love that face in the first one it just looks so very peaceful!!! And I can’t wait to see what your wonderful mermaid looks like complete what a treasure!


  8. Alison Herrington says:

    “This happened” like it just popped out finished!! Lol! That would have taken ME one year to make! You make it look soooo easy, I’m super jealous of your talentS (plural). My favorite part is the way your green seaweed seed beads flow over everything! Just gorgeous!


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