Thursday, October 29, 2015

November Component of The Month

There is no greater inspiration than nature, and this month’s component is inspired by lichens. I love to walk in the local woods, finding these little treasures on the bark of the trees. They make me think of tiny little worlds.


Lichen

The components are made from earthenware clay and have been coloured with a combination of my own recipe glazes. I love how they came out, matt with a crusty finish.

There is a choice of a cabochon or a pendant.

Lichen cabochons

Lichen pendants



Want to play along? Here are the rules…

  • I will giveaway 1 lichen cab or pendant (chosen at random) to each of the 2 winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment below this post. Your comment MUST include your EMAIL AND BLOG address so we can contact you should you win.
  • Please — only leave a comment if you can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the 2 winners will be announced on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.
  • This giveaway is open to UK and international countries, but please be aware that these will be posted from the UK and international addresses will have longer postage times… sometimes up to 3 weeks.
  • The blog reveal will take place on Thursday 26th November, 2015. 


Good luck!


25 comments :

  1. the pendants are really gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to play with them. www.jewelsofsayuri.com, jewelsofsayuri at gmail dot com

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  2. These are stunning. I'd love the chance the play along! (Songbeads.blogspot.com)

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  3. Fabulous! Throwing my name in the hat (beadrecipes.wordpress.com)

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  4. They are gorgeous Caroline, I would love to be able to create a necklace with one of these.
    email: earth-shine@hotmail.co.uk Blog: http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Yes please I would love a chance bluekilnbeads@Gmail.com bluekilnbeads.blogspot.com

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  6. The pendants are fab!! Missed out on the first round of the long ones! Got a blog going on over at www.busybeandesigns.co.uk/busy-bean-the-blog ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Ohhhhh my GOSH!!!!!!!! Those are amazing!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I adore them! Like a planet, they look like the moon with its craters...
    email: lony67@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/BijuteriikiIDjundjuriiki/

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  9. So lovely, and I really like the pic of the real lichen to see your inspiration. I don't have a blog, so pick 2 that do! Thanks for sharing and offering the fun contest!
    Pam Moore
    siamesemom2010@gmail.com

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  10. LOVE the lichen pendants/beads. Nancy Peterson bijewelry@yahoo.com Blog is on website at BeaverIslandJewelry.com

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  11. These are incredibly amazing!! Nature is my very favourite inspiration!!
    artisticaos@gmail.com

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  12. Oh, splendid. I LOVE lichens. I'll post one of my lichen haiku at the bottom of this post. susandelphinedelaney@airmail.net www.susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com.

    thin winter sun
    the lichens
    in their glory

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  13. So pretty :) I love a bit of lichen - a much overlooked bit of beauty in the country side :)

    jessgreen@bimm.co.uk
    thecoppercat.blogspot.com

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  14. I would be happy with a cabochon or a pendant. Anything. I love those. Fingers crossed. Windbent (at) gmail.com and www.windbent.net. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  15. Beautiful pendants, I love the earthiness.

    sharonpalac@yahoo.com

    sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

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  16. Your lichen designs are so fabulous. A wonderful blend of organic and whimsical. And the glaze colors are superb. I'd love to win one.
    paisleylizarddesigns@gmail.com
    http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog/

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  17. wow, ur lichen pieces look soo real !! can I ask what kind of clay do u use? Cheryl credeur Cheryl.credeur@gmail.com

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  18. I would love a chance to work with the component. They are so pretty! Kathy Lindemer, baymoondesign@glmail.com, http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

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  19. I cannot see well enough at this point in time (until after surgery) to make a design so do not put me in the running. But I wanted to say how much I like these designs, especially the greenish ones. I love moss and lichens, they always fascinate me. Your designs are so much fun!

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  20. Beautiful work!
    http://fromTheBeadboard.blogspot.com

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  21. I absolutely love these lichen cabochons. Unfortunately I don't have a blog so I can't enter your contest. However, I would love to own one. Please let me know when you have them for sale on your web site. I am particularly interested in the yellow-green cabochons. Thank you. pohummer@yahoo.com

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  22. Ohhh how beautiful! I agree that a walk through the woods is great for inspiration. I would love to play along. maloneve@gmail.com veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. These are great Caroline! I ooohed at them. I am not set up to be able to play along at this time, so I will just "pretend" and see what others come up with.
    Leona

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  24. They're gorgeous! I'd love to be able to make something with one of those. My email is ndemore23 at gmail.com and this is my blog http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/

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  25. The pendants are absolutely beautiful! I would love to win one...rusticallyurbane@gmail.com & rusticallyurbane@indiemade.com thanks!

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