November Component of the Month Design Challenge Reveal with Guest Ceramic Artist Kristie Roeder
This month was a special design challenge over on Art Elements because we recruited guest component maker Kristie Roeder to host the challenge. She supplied six designers with the above ceramic and glass donuts. Those of us who already own pieces by Kristie could choose to design with what we had on hand, which is what I did.
First up is this very large ceramic and glass donut I bought several years ago.
I started this back at the beginning of September, but then couldn't find something I liked to fill the center of the donut. I took it with me when I went to visit Lesley in England the end of the month and she found the PERFECT Czech glass bead for the center.
The color was perfect. The size was perfect. Everything was perfect. I had intended to make this into a brooch, but decided it was just too heavy for that purpose. So I made it into a pendant and hung it on brown leather.
It felt sort of like cheating to have known so far in advance that Kristie was hosting and for starting it so early. So I looked in my stash for a second one to use. (I might be hoarding lots of her work...). I settled on my absolute favorite piece. I cut off the wire and filed it down so I could do bead embroidery around it.
I was so excited I actually shared the above in-progress photos on Instagram, but then remembered it's supposed to be a secret until the reveal and didn't share any more...even though I REALLY WANTED TO.
Here's how it ended up. I'm totally keeping it for myself.
Below are the links to the other design challenge participants' blogs. Click. Read. Tell them what you think of their designs.
Jen Cameron <---- YOU ARE HERE