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 Jennifer Stout Cameron created these beautiful beads for Art Elements May Challenge of the Month. They were all fabulous and I'm glad she picked one for me because I would have had a very hard time deciding.

 I received my little beauty and knew exactly what I would create with it! This doesn't happen often but timing was right. I'm knitting a birthday present that needed a little bling and Jen's bead was just what I needed.

I used 16g steel wire to create the scarf pin. I cleaned the wire with steel wool first because steel wire is dirty wire but underneath the black coating is a nice clean, shiny wire. After I cleaned it I forged it into this simple desiqn and did a bit of hammering to give depth and texture. The last thing I did was to seal it with Clear Guard EF Matte by Sculpt Nouveau. 

This was a fun challenge that came together so easily but how could I miss with such a great piece to work with! 

Thanks Jennifer for sharing your treasures with us. And thanks to you for taking a look at my blog. Below are the links to my Art Elements team members and guest participants.

Guest Designers:

Sarajo Wentling

Deb Stewart

Art Elements Team:

Sue Kennedy

Laney Mead

Lesley Watt

Claire Fabian

Karen Totten

Cooky Schock

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Caroline Dewison

Cathy Spivey Mendola

Niky Sayers

Lindsay Starr

Jen Cameron

Comments

Beautiful design! It's a

Beautiful design! It's a great way to display such a lovely bead.

Wow!! I would never have

Wow!! I would never have thought of a shawl pin brilliant :)

Very nice, Cooky! Shows off

Very nice, Cooky! Shows off the bead perfectly!

Nice! I love it when people

Nice! I love it when people make something outside the expected. I also love scarf pins, so it's a great combo! And this is perfect.

What a brilliant idea! This

What a brilliant idea! This will be a wonderful accent to your knitting!

Nice job! Love the scarf pin

Nice job! Love the scarf pin idea.

Well how original is that!

Well how original is that! great idea and looks lovely.

Ooh

16 gauge steel. Wow. You are an Amazon. Its lovely! The Art Nouveau tendril is the perfect partner to the bead swirls!

What a great idea and the

What a great idea and the colour of the steel works really well with the bead!

Nice idea of making a shawl

Nice idea of making a shawl pin - it really highlights the bead!

Super cool idea to use it on

Super cool idea to use it on a scarf pin!

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