Francesca Watson

October AJE Component of the Month!

It’s time again for the always-fun Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month challenge! This month’s hostess is Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio, and I am completely smitten with the Spiral Fossil Discs she gave us to work with.

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They are so rustic and fun! As usual, I asked to be surprised and when I opened the package, I knew right away what I wanted to do with mine.




I’m really happy with how the weaving turned out, but not so happy with how it hangs on the chain. I like the concept but the execution is lacking something – I need to play with it some more and maybe make up a custom chain or try it on some leather cording. When I get back from Salt Lake, I’ll lay out some options and see if I can come up with something I like better.

Want to see what everyone else did with their discs? Here are the links – enjoy!

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11 replies
  1. staci louise
    staci louise says:

    I really like the fun weaving! very organic. good luck with how it hangs, I often have to tweak designs until they lay just right. its drives me nuts when something doesn’t hang how it want it to! lol

  2. Jennifer Cameron
    Jennifer Cameron says:

    I LOVE this! But my fingers hurt looking at it. lol! I think it would look good on a somewhat distressed leather cord. I think the wraps of silver would look better against something contrasting.

  3. Lesley Watt
    Lesley Watt says:

    Great form in this this piece Francesca and a unique design..O think leather may be the way to go to add contrast as Jen said. Can’t wait to see it tweaked.

  4. Barbara Greve
    Barbara Greve says:

    Actually, this is my favorite one! I too just love the weaving on the bail and the little dangling pieces that come from out the bottom of the pendant. I love how you have the wire coiling aroung the top too. It just looks spectacular; like it was meant to be the way it is.

  5. Carol Briody
    Carol Briody says:

    The focal you created from Karen’s bead is awesomely beautiful…complex, yet so sleek! This is one of those pieces that will look fabulous no matter which necklace you might pair it with! Truly a beauty!


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