Saturday, February 04, 2012

Kristi's Copper Component Blog Hop The Reveal


Welcome to the Kristi Bowman Copper Component Blog Hop

I am a great admirer of Kristi's work in Copper metal clay and when I read about this blog hop on her blog I thought it would be a good chance for me to own one of her pieces and make a new necklace for myself.  I love to make long dangly necklaces to wear in the winter with Turtle Neck shirts and sweaters. 
We had a choice of the sea urchin or ammonite component.  I chose the piece pictured above and when it arrived I was so pleased with the way that it looks and feels.  Has a weight to it and it is thick enough to hold up to a lot.
From the very beginning, it was a SUN to me.  Maybe because at that time and since I have been making some sun charms and connectors beads in my ceramic studio.
So I set to work to make this necklace as long as possible and  for it to shine with COPPER SUN.  All of the beads I used were handmade by me either in ceramic clay, fused glass, copper (the sun shaped flower)  felt, or seed beads.  A few of the copper rings are from Tierra Cast, the others are copper washers that I stamped.  The smaller copper chain is from Ornamentea and the larger one is an Industrial Chic Chain by Susan Lenart Kazmer from Michaels.
( the pictures of my piece start at the very bottom and go upward with a full shot at the end.)
Thank you Kristi for making this fun blog hop possible!!! 











Necklace as it looks being worn
 
Please visit the others who created with Kristi's beautiful copper components here
 

22 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous Mary - the texture and contrasts add so much interest and it looks so tactile. Great job.

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  2. I love what you did Mary just as I knew I would. I'm very happy to see a necklace. I always think of this as a bracelet component but it certainly works well for a necklace too! Thank you for joining my Hop!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Such a nice play of elements. I really like this longer length of necklace and the almost tassel like use of Kristi's copper.

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  4. The star works perfectly....this is a perfect design for a simple blouse or sweater...just completes the look! Beautiful!

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  5. i love your necklace! all the different components really make this sing! great work!

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  6. What a great patchwork! ( I mean that in a good way - diverse components in a cohesive design...) Eclectic, charming... The way the sun link created a shorter tier - love that!

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  7. I love the necklace!! The color and all the components you used are just beautiful!! Definitely a talking piece when worn!!

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  8. I love that necklace. I can just imagine walking the beach and hearing the tinkling of shells, bells, etc. I love the way you tied the star with the leather. You really did a great job on this project! And, like Kristi, I keep thinking of this as a bracelet focal, but you showed that it can also be a necklace component. I have to make myself think more about that.

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  9. A wonderful necklace with fabulous colors and textures! Every where you look there is a wonderful treat for the eye. I love that you made most of the components yourself.

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  10. I love all the different components, and long necklaces are my favorite.

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  11. I'm on my second trip through all the awesomeness and now I think the star is linked with wire. I can't tell. But, whatever it is, leather or wire, it is wonderful.

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  12. Mary, I knew you would create something incredible. I like how you went a different direction and made a necklace with your component ! I like all of the many textures and bits and bobs that you added....I have been admiring your necklace section by section. I'm a big fan of long necklaces too and could see wearing this one ALL the time! :-)

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  13. Mary, this is incredible! Are those textures and diverse mix of components!! Beautiful necklace!!

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  14. This is so fun to look at inch by inch and admire all of its diversity. The beaded beads are adorable in it. A lot of work and well worth it! Beautiful!!

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  15. A necklace! It is an amazing design, and I love who you wrote about its creation!

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  16. wow a necklace. So many different things to look at. Looks like you had fun! So much work went into that necklace and I love that it is long.

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  17. That is an incredible piece of art with so much detail. Love the length and the copper star is fab.

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  18. What a beautiful necklace - love all the different textures.

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  19. I never thought of using this component in a necklace, so I esp. enjoyed seeing how you used it. I live all the textures and techniques and I love the copper sun-the way you linked it higher up, as sort of a second strand.

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  20. Stunning necklace! thanks for participating and sharing

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  21. As I scrolled down to each picture, I was going Oh, Oh, Oh!!! Each section is a surprise of fabulous bits and pieces that all seem to meld together into one really cool necklace. It really works well. Cool.

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  22. What a great long dangly necklace. The textures, dangles, colors are all great. I love it.

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