Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kristi Bowman Copper Component Reveal ~

Today is the reveal for the ammonite copper component from Kristi Bowman Designs ~ 
I have used many of her components in my finished jewelry designs last year.  
This particular piece is slightly larger than a quarter. 
It comes with a rainbow effect on the finish ~ 
I thought about this for a few weeks before I got started....
and thought it would make a wonderful bracelet... 
Marti Conrad had sent me some little speckled clay links a few weeks back,
when she sent the focal I used for my CAB 52 Project...
and they were a perfect fit.
So I got to work and created the bracelet.....
I was thrilled with this piece....
but kept thinking this would also make a great necklace with a few additions ~
I received a message from Kristi. this week ..asking if we were all creating bracelets....
That's when I knew, I should go with my feelings and add the links, etc.... 
I'm so glad I did! 
Some brown pearls wire wrapped with Copper beads, 
some of my textured large ovals with handmade links 
& assorted wire wrapped beads 
Voila....a beautiful rustic necklace ~ 

Thank you Kristi....what a wonderful component to design with ~
Stop by Kristi's Etsy site and get a few of these beauties for yourself!
I hope you'll visit the other participants in this reveal ~ 
A wonderful group of designers &
so fun to see how we each decided to design around it.

Click on the links below...

Kristi Bowman Design http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Melinda Orr http://orrtec.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
 
Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy checking out all the other creations!

26 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

BEAUTIFUL Melinda!! It was a beautiful bracelet and an equally beautiful necklace!! I so love your work and am happy to have you join my Hop!!!

maryharding said...

Totally gorgeous Melinda. Love all the textures and fullness. A great necklace!!

Jennifer said...

I really like it as a necklace. Good instinct. And those speckled clay discs are adorable.

kristibasket said...

Beautiful! I love that seafoam color with the copper! I also like the different textures used within the bracelet! Kristi Harrison

Sally Russick said...

Melinda!! I am in love, both the bracelet and the necklace design!!! GORGEOUS!! All that yummy texture is just so wonderful!!

BahamaDawn said...

AWESOME!! i love that you made it into a necklace! i wanted to but wasnt sure, but yours looks fantastic!

Cillaw said...

I love all the texture and the patina green is perfect.
Cilla
www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Laura Twiford said...

Wow, love how you adapted it from a bracelet design into a necklace design! Very cool

Marcie Abney said...

This is such a pretty piece and I think you did a wonderful job showing it off. Well done!

Jean A. Wells said...

Love, love what you did. The necklace was a wonderful idea. I never would have thought of putting a link around Kristi's link - not in a million years. Marti's links are a great addition. Just beautiful.

Alice said...

It's a gorgeous piece and looks like something an Aztec Maiden would have worn! I'm glad you decided to make it a necklace, though the bracelet was beautiful too.

Lori Anderson said...

I think it's wonderful!

CraftyHope said...

I really dig the colors you used with the copper piece. I would not have imagined blue and brown working so well with the copper, but you definitely made it work, and work well!! It really is great as a necklace, though I'm sure it was just as beautiful as a bracelet also!

Melissa Cable said...

Gorgeous! Love the texture of this piece and the addition of the links was brilliant. I would wear this all the time!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

beautiful bracelet.

lindalandig said...

I never would have thought to use this component in a necklace, so I'm glad you did, Melinda. That's why these hops are so fun! I love seeing everyone's unique vision. I really like the way you wire wrapped the pearls. Very cool!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Beautiful!

Therese's Treasures said...

Melinda, Your necklace is stuning! I was beginning to wonder if anyone was going to make a necklace with their component.
Therese

Sandra Young said...

Stunning! I love it. I'd never take it off!!!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Yummy texture in these pieces! Putting a link around Kristi's link was genius!

KayzKreationz said...

I love this piece. Bracelet or necklace it turned out great. The chunkiness and rustic look to it really draws me in. And those clay connectors are wonderful. Great piece.

MoonRae said...

Wow, it's just fabulous!!!

Sharyl said...

Fabulous pieces! Nice either way!

Marti C. said...

Very nice! I thought those connectors looked familiar! Lol

Mirabeaux said...

Gorgeous! I so love your work. So many textures happening it's wonderful!

mishall magarzo said...

i really cant get over copper jewelries.. :)


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