Last November Michelle over at Firefly Design Studio started up a new jewelry design challenge.
She made these lovely ceramic paisley components in two different color ways: neutrals and brights. I chose the neutrals.
It was then our job to use all those pieces, along with a bonus lampwork bead from Shannon at BlueBlazes Lampwork (I LOVE that name!) to design a set of jewelry.
Click on any of the photos for a closer look.
You can see Shannon’s bead below the bird’s nest in the necklace. I made several polymer clay components to go with the ceramics, as well as the wire nest, daisy, tangled ball and the clasp.
I also added the focal dangles to a short length of magatama beaded kumihimo braid.
I used the head pins and more polymer clay paisleys to make asymmetrical earrings.
For the bracelet I made a copper clasp and a round polymer clay component, then strung everything on waxed linen twine.
This bracelet is so comfortable to wear because the paisley piece is curved. And since the clasp is so pretty, it doesn’t matter if the bracelet turns upside down. 🙂
And here is my whole set. This is the image that your “like” will count as a vote on, the one with all three pieces together.
Go see all the designs and VOTE on your favorites at the Firefly Design Studio Challenge Group.
It’s so interesting to see the variety of ways these same pieces were used by different designers!