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August Component of the Month with Art Elements – The Reveal.

At the end of July Caroline of Art Elements posted up the design challenge component, a beautiful set of her lovely galaxy beads.. who wouldn’t want to design with these!

 

Of course I said yes!!

About the same time as the design challenge was set, all the Art Elements team – me included – decided to have a Christmas in July Secret Santa and my partner was Jenny – you can find her blog and website HERE

Amongst a collection of ‘the best’ Summer Christmas gifts I received some ceramic cabs and so when I saw the beads from Caroline I knew what I was going to do.  First photo shows my beautiful cab from Jenny and the divine beads from Caroline.

I decided to be inspired by the very talented members of the team and have a go with bead embroidery.  I love bead embroidery but I am not very good at it, all those fiddly beads, but it was a challenge so I dragged out my seed beads and blew the dust away and chose some colours and bits to go with my pieces.  I wanted a night sky feeling so went for deep blues and purples with a flash of gold.

I didn’t have a design in mind other than I wanted to combine the both elements and have some fun stitching beads.  So I did just that over a period of a few days, a few minutes here and a few minutes there….

My result was a very free form piece with dangles, a nod towards a Moon Goddess and the stars.

One of my favourite sayings is ‘you need a certain kind of darkness to be able to see the stars’.

I am going to attach this piece to one of my sketchbooks so that I see it often.

Hope you can join in the blog hop and see what others created with their beautiful beads and to see more of Carolines work take a look at her website HERE, you won’t be disappointed!

Here are the others that followed the challenge

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Art Elements Team
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Art Elements Dragon Blog Hop Design Challenge.

If I am really honest I signed up for this blog hop, hosted by Niky of Art Elements, because I LOVE dragons and I wanted to see what everyone else made for the theme. 
I have made lampwork glass dragon beads since I started lampworking and they are still evolving…

Just this winter (2016/7) I have stumbled on a  new way to design the muzzles of my dragons and I think I will be evolving that in my future dragons.

Most of my dragons have a theme and they all have personalities and stories.

Dragons are so open to interpretation that each artist will create their own and on that note I am off to visit the blogs below to see more wonderful dragons in lots of different styles.
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AJE Team