Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Reveal July

I was so fortunate to get picked for the Art Jewelry Elements July monthly challenge.

Lesley Watt aka The Gossiping Goddess provided use with gorgeous ceramic pendants, you  can find similar pendants in Lesley’s shop THEAElements.  

I’ve been busy organizing my studio and getting rid of items I don’t need. It was fun to design a new piece and I decided to use a tutorial I had sitting on my Pinterest board, which is a tutorial from Cold Feet Studio.   I knew I wanted to try making this chain.   So practiced on copper then on to sterling.  I am happy with how it turned out.  I was going to use more pearls, but I could not ream bigger holes, I need an electric bead reamer.  The pearls that I loved using with it barely fit 22g wire and I was not happy with that for the entire design.

I just love the pendant that came my way and was able to match some pearls and glass beads with it. I made the chain and the clasp. Trying to decide if I am going to polish it up more or leave the heat patina on it.

Please check out Art Jewelry Elements  and the participants below to see what everyone else created, you will find so much inspiration.

Thank you Lesley and the team at Art Jewelry Elements for all the inspiration!  Thanks so much for stopping by I hope everyone is enjoying some lazy days of summer.





  1. Lesley Watt says:

    Wow! That chain is fabulous and I think the patina is on point for this piece – complements the pendant perfectly. Pearls can be so frustrating can’t they. Thanks so much for taking part in this challenge.

  2. Love the chain! The patina is perfect, it really shows off the colouring in the pendant.

  3. Awesome work! I agree the patina looks great with the pendant!

  4. Great chain, Sandi! Glad you enjoyed working with Lesley’s pendant, and good luck with your studio! Thanks for playing along!

  5. Gorgeous Handmade Chain!! I love the way the pearls pick up the darker color of the pendant!

  6. HI Sandi my birthday sister…. Miss you!

    This piece is lovely, I love the chain! I need to go make chain now- you have inspired me. Thanks for joining us this month!

  7. Pretty!

  8. niky sayers says:

    What a lovely piece! I love how the colours work so well together and the chain is fab!

  9. Stunning! That chain is super awesome and the heat patina works perfectly with the focal. It’s like it was made for that focal 😉 This is something I would wear in a heartbeat and I may need to look up that tutorial.

    Thanks for participating in the design challenge and for reading AJE!

  10. Omg the chain is an Awesome addition to the lovely pebble Pendant. A perfect pairing.


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  2. […] This past weekend saw the reveal and blog-hop of our July Component of the Month design challenge which featured some of my stoneware fossilised pebble pendants. I was delighted with the designs all the participants came up with so today I’m doing a round up of all the finished pieces. To find out more about each design just click on an image and it will take you through to that person personal blog. Enjoy!   Susan Kennedy   Sandi Volpe […]