November Component of the Month Giveaway

October 29, 2016 , In: Blog Hops, Ceramic Clay, Events, Guest Features

For the first time in the history of Art Elements (or AJE), we have an extra special surprise for the component of the month, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Rather than one of the team members hosting for November, we have guest host Kristie Roeder, who is a crazy talented ceramic artist. Here she is in her own words:

I am so excited to be invited to be here hosting the Art Elements Component of the Month challenge for November.   So much of the time I do not get to see how the components that I make are used in finished jewelry designs. I could not pass up this opportunity to collaborate with this great group of designers. For this month’s challenge, I found 3 donut pendants and 3 donut connector pendant/focals in similar sizing but various colors.

I have been making jewelry components professionally for almost 15 years. I had put jewelry on the back burner in recent years in order to help family, and move households a few times while I was at it. I’m happy to have set up a new studio space in my new home and get back to this wonderful bead community

My pendants, focals and beads are all made with ceramic clay. I use many different clay bodies and many different firing methods in my work. Always trying new things is a big part of the fun for me. This month’s challenge pieces are made from my own original potter’s wheel thrown and altered designs and then fused with recycled glasses in the kiln firing process.

You can find me under my business name, Artisan Clay. I have a facebook group, business page, etsy shop, instagram and pinterest.

Kristie Roeder

november component of the month kristie roeder artisan clay

Kristie will be selecting three readers to participate in the design challenge (READ DETAILS BELOW!!!) along with three members of the Art Jewelry Elements team. If you’d like the chance to play along with us here’s what you need to know…

  • She will give away three donuts of her choice to three winners selected randomly from those who leave a comment on this post. Please noteyour 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 can commit to creating a finished piece and blogging about it on the reveal date.
  • The names of the three winners will be announced on Tuesday November 1st.
  • Due to high cost of shipping, the giveaway is only open to participants from the United States.
  • If you do not get selected, and already own pieces by Kristie or would like to purchase a piece from Kristie, you can definitely participate in the reveal. Please let Kristie know you want to be included and give her your blog address. 
  • The blog reveal will take place on Thursday December 1st.

Good luck! And happy beading.


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.
  1. Reply

    Kristie-these look like sparkly LifeSavers! Beautiful components

  2. Reply

    Would love to have a chance to design with one of these. [email protected]. Stringingfool.blogspot.com

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    These are gorgeous components, I just HAD to come over and enter after spying them on Facebook. Email deb2604 as comcast.net
    blog: http://debsvintagesoul.blogspot.com/

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    Thanks for the chance to create with your beautiful work. terryriciolidesigns.blogspot.com and [email protected]

    • Debbie Burkett
    • October 30, 2016

    These are wonderful components! Love them!

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    Such light and happy colors. Thank you for offering your components for some of us to play with. http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

    • Ann Rishell
    • October 30, 2016

    These are wonderful! I would love a crack at making a bracelet!

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    These are wonderful! I would love to make something out of one for your reveal!

    • Ingrid
    • October 30, 2016

    I love your donuts – you can tell by the number I already own!

    • Sarajo Wentling
    • October 31, 2016

    Lovely components with some fun color combos! I’d love the chance to play along! sjdesignsjewelry [at] gmail [dot] com http://sjdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/

    • Deb
    • November 1, 2016

    Beautiful pieces! I would love to participate! ❤️❤️❤️

    • Lola
    • November 2, 2016

    Donuts that won’t make me gain (any more) weight? That’s exactly what I need! 😉 These are lovey … thank you for your consideration! Lola — [email protected]; http://www.beadlolabead.com

    • Kate
    • November 2, 2016

    I want in!!

    [email protected]

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    I want in!

    (Not sure if my previous attempt at a comment went through)


    [email protected]

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