I was honored when Kari Asbury chose me as a runner up to receive this component kit.
Kari sponsored a Give-a-way Component Challenge Kit. I was blessed to be one of the receipiants of the kit. Never expected to win but being an Aries by Nature and birth you know we enjoy challenges. 9 Kits were distributed to 9 Artisans/Designers who have blogs to create a blog Hop. I always love to see designs from Artist who receive the same design elements don't you. No one will have the same creative pieces. Well every single component pictured above are the types of components that I have never used in my designs, but would like to, so talk about a Challenge, Hmmm. The next part was to see who my sista participating designers are. Well, when I saw kelly from the traveling side show, Lori Poppe and Robin Kae I knew I was up to my eyeballs in competiveness. Not saying the other artist are not Stellar, I'm just familiar with these three ladies work. I was thinking bracelets and then I see the bracelet Queen (as I call her) Robin Reed who makes bracelets in her sleep. I have never used Sari Ribbon But Kelly Hosford Patterson and Lori Poppe from Bead Soup fame seem to revel in it. I am feeling a little out of my League. I know there is no way these components will go into one piece by me. They will have to each shine on their own.The first component for me will be
Copper Component is from Kristi Bowman Design http://artisancomponentmarketplace.com/kristibowmandesign/Ceramic Component is from Marla's Mud
Wood Toggle Clasp is from Asbury Avenue Designs
Copper wire, glass leaves and glass flowers, some crystal and glass rounds. Next the Toggle with the matching Sari
Earrings Sari Ribbon, Pearls, Laboradorite Gems. Next up Ceramic and Brass in a cuff, Oh yeah!! Hope you like it Marla
As you see my thought process all over the place. But I completed this challenge beautifully. My fellow Artisans can say wow, that Gloria Allen is aspiring to be an Artistic Designer!
Don't be a stranger Please visit all the participants in this hop and remember to wear Vintage, its new again.