Saturday, June 25, 2011

Artisan Clay Design Team Reveal: Smoke & Stones

Artisan Clay Design Team reveal day was yesterday...it's the last Friday of every month.  I didn't realize until yesterday morning that the it happened to already be the last Friday in June.  Nice.  I thought I had another week!  Oh well, it gave me an excuse to get up early this morning after a bit of an "extra social" evening celebrating at my promotion party.  I got to enjoy some yummy coffee with skim milk (because the creamer is gone) and get my Artisan Clay inspiration on...this lovely smokey donut was my starting point:
It looks similar to the piece I worked last month, but I love that design concept so much that I figured I'd keep with it but go with the neutral smokey tones and add some complementary stones.

I actually spent more time stringing the bracelet strands because I kept rethinking how I wanted to arrange the lights and darks.  I dug into the stash and used some Beadalon crimp ends that I've had forever.  I found a lot of great stones that would work with this smokey theme...
Many thanks to Kristie for the great piece and for being understanding of my calendar challenges.  :)

5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, I love that smokey focal!! And what are those tiny little stones, I love them??? Kristi
    kristibowmandesign@yahoo.com
    http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/
    I hope I don't have to post anonymous forever :(

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  2. Awesome design, totally love the graduation of your stones around the focal. Again, congrats on the promotion! Heading off to see the other entries.

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  3. Oh, you clever girl! I love the way you framed that donut with the graduated color on those outer beads. Brilliant!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin
    P.S. Mucho congratulations Miss Jen!

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  4. Just GOPRGEOUS!!!!! Love that outer ring makes the whole necklace what a great idea !

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  5. How many ways can I say how incredible your jewelry is? Just amazing!

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