Friday, August 26, 2011

Artisan Clay Design Team - Guest Designer

Kristie from Artisan Clay sent Bead & Glass Boutique a fabulous selection of her pieces for a trunk show this month.

In turn, she also selected me as her Guest Designer for the month!!

The piece that I worked with is a three-loop connector.
Many of our customers have already seen this piece & LOVE the versatility !!
You can attach a seed bead woven rope to it, you can string with it (as I did), and you can even wire wrap with it.

I wanted to enhance the colors that I saw within Kristie's piece, by complimenting with like colors and warm tones. The necklace is strung with Seaweed Jasper 10mm round beads, 6mm round Swarovski Crystals in Sand Opal and Verde, along with Copper Twisted Tri Rings. It is a substantial piece, with a heavy weight, so to lighten a bit, I chose to use a bit of a new copper chain that we just got in stock, for the remainder of the neckpiece. Clasp is a copper S-Hook.
At the bottom of the three-loop connector are wire wrapped dangles of the same materials.
As always, everything I make has wire guardians and crimp covers, strung on 49-strand flexible beading wire.

I'd like to personally THANK Kristie for choosing me as a guest designer. It was nice to get back to my roots and actually do some stringing and wire wrapping for a change!! I've been so caught up in seed bead patterns and designs, that its nice to see something so simplistic look so sophisticated!

Enjoy !


  1. Oh! I love it. What a cool piece you got.

  2. Love, love, love...LOVE! :) The copper and jasper are perfect for the connector piece. Brava, Amy! :D

  3. Wonderful. Its like that component was MADE for that necklace. Love it.

  4. So classy! The scale is just perfect and really features Kristie's piece wonderfully!

  5. That is drop dead gorgeous. I totally love it!

  6. *blushing....*
    Thank You all for your compliments!