Tuesday, March 29, 2016

April is for amulets... the component of the month.

I am excited to share these new pieces with you, our readers and my team mates here at AJE. This month I wanted to break out of the "clay cave" as I call it - and offer something different! I am busy glazing and firing pieces for the last Bead Fest Spring event - and taking a day to work in polymer feels like a welcome break. 

So - without further ado... my polymer amulet beads. 
Fresh from the oven, painted and ready
I love a wearable piece that has a message, or a meaning. And these take that to a new level. The core of the amulet is a piece of aluminum tubing and the beads are open at the top. I imagine them with a miniature scroll of paper, an image, a message... 

Amulet bead in hand - shown for scale. 

The facts: 

  • These focal beads are approximately 1.5" long. 
  • Some have corks, others do not. 
  • They are drilled through - so they can be strung easily or have wire wrapped loops added on...

You could win ONE of these - but let me surprise you... 

Want to play along? Here are the rules…

  • I will give away 2 amulet tube beads (chosen at random) to 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 Saturday - April 2, 2016.
  • This giveaway is open to US and international countries, but please be aware that these will be posted from the US and international addresses will have longer postage times… sometimes up to 3 weeks.
  • The blog reveal will take place on Saturday - April 30, 2016.
I look forward to hearing your comments and seeing you at the end of the month! 


  1. Very cool beads! I can commit. i have an active blog at My email is

  2. Ooooo... these are amazing :D would love to have a go at creating around one!

  3. Amulets have special meanings as they get ingrained with the wearer's faith and belief system; I would love to work with them. You can find me at and jewelsofsayuriatgmaildotcom

  4. Amulets are so inspiring, I love the designs and colors of yours so much, I'd love to play!

  5. I love the little amulet bottles! I just finished blogging about my first AJE challenge and would love to play along again,,, Alison Herrington !!!

  6. oh wow the amulets are beautiful. I would love to play along.

  7. oops my email is

  8. Fantastic Jenny! Throw my name in the hat for them! (Bead and

  9. Ooh! Me Me MEEEEE !! :D
    The theme on planet-jewelry seems to be amulets lately, so I'm really excited to see you are making some!

    1. I can't enter you name without your info...

  10. I love these! It would be so much fun to play with one! Please throw my name in the hat for the draw.
    Thanks so much!!

  11. I've never been selected and SO would love to participate! I promise!

  12. I forgot my information.,

  13. an amulet what a great idea! love your blog and would love to win an opportunity to participate.,

  14. Those are so cool would love to make a wonderful necklace with one

  15. Oops blog is

  16. These are fabulous! Right up my alley...I'd love to make a piece with one of these if I win....

  17. The amulets are great -- I love them!
    Nancy Peterson

  18. Bummer for those of us that have no BLOG. I LOVE these beads and would be happy to share on Face Book, if that would suffice. I am Cat Nelson - - This is an open account so folks can look at my albums and see/order my jewelry pieces. Thank you for your consideration… Cat

  19. Oh these are so awesome; add me to the draw


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