April Component of the Month


It’s already April…wow. That means it’s my turn to host the component of the month design challenge. I’ve created various lampwork focal beads with several layers of color and texture for participants to use. They are similar in appearance and color, but every one of them different from the other. 

When I originally started making this style of beads a few weeks ago, I had the Northern Lights in mind, which is why they have dichroic glass as one of the interior layers for a flash of sparkle and light. However, as I made more, they continued to evolve so that I think they’ve lost the feel of the original inspiration and are more ocean than heavens. However, it doesn’t matter what I think of them, because in my opinion, it’s more important how the work affects the viewer and the person working with my beads.


Read all the following rules before entering the giveaway. It is imperative you follow directions, or your entry will not be considered. 

To participate in the April COM: 

  • I will give away 2 lampwork focal beads, my choice, to winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment on this post. 
  • *Please note: your comment must include your email and blog addresses so we can contact you should you win. Comments lacking this info will not be considered.
  • 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 two winners will be announced on Thursday, April 6th, 2017. 
  • Due to the tight deadline, the giveaway is only open to participants from the United States. Sorry…
  • The blog reveal will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd.



Jennifer Cameron

Combining fire and glass since 2005, Jen Cameron discovered jewelry making after realizing a small child could disappear in the growing collection of beads sitting around the house. Jen is the adoring mother of two, jackpot winner in the husband category, and zookeeper of several pets. Jen is also the instigator for bringing together this team of innovative, talented, passionate and dynamic women to write for Art Jewelry Elements.
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    I would love to win!
    [email protected]

    • Sarajo Wentling
    • April 1, 2017

    These are just lovely! And I agree there is an ocean feel to them. I’d love to play along in this month’s challenge! sjdesignsjewelry[at]gmail[dot]com. sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com

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    • Deb
    • April 2, 2017

    These are beautiful beads! Please count me in.
    [email protected]

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    I can commit and would love to play along. [email protected]

  4. Reply

    I would love to participate in this challenge. [email protected] / lampligtcrafts.blogspot.com

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