I’m thrilled!! Today I am joining in with the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month and I was one of the lucky winner of one of those beautiful button clasp made by the fabulous artist Lesley Watt from THEA  Elements.

(Estoy muy emocionada!!  Hoy formo parte del challenge de Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month.  Afortunadamente fui una de las ganadoras de uno de esto hermosos botones creados por la artista Lesley Watt the THEA ELEMENTS.)


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It’s very special when you received a component of a wonderful and very talent artist like Lesly.  And at the same time, generate a little bit of pressure because you want to exalt how special is.  Here is the button clasp that I received from Lesley:

(Es super especial cuando recibes un componente de una artista tan talentosa como Lesley y a la vez te genera un poco de presión, porque deseas exaltar a traves de tu pieza lo especial que es.  Lesley me envio este hermoso botón.)


My Button Clasp
The Button Clasp

Initially I thought to create a bracelet, but indeed I wish to create a piece where the button clasp was the protagonist.  So finally I decided to create a long necklace where the button clasp was the focal bead or pendant.  Here is what I finally create.

(Inicialmente, me senti tentada en crear un pulsera, pero internamente deseaba crear una pieza en donde el boton sea el protagonista central de todo el conjunto.  Por lo que finalmente decidi crear con el un collar y que el boton sea el punto focal.  Esto fue los que finalmente diseñé:)



Final 2
My Design


I decided to create a enameled wire pendant where I could “insert” the button clasp in the center.  In that way, both the wire pendant and the button be the perfect focal pendant.  Later, I add some Czech flowers at the back with some wax linen cord, copper chain with Czech seed beads and a little yellow enameled bird.

(Decidi crear una base en alambre esmaltado y a su vez logre insertar el boton en el centro.  Asi el boton junto con el alambre esmaltado se convirtieron en el conjunto perfecto de un focal pendant.  Utilize ademas unas pequenas flores checas que cuelgan en la parte posterior, junto con czech seed beads colgando en la cadena y una pequena ave esmaltada en color amarillo.  Basta con decir que es la primera vez que trabajo con una cerradura en forma de boton.  Ademas de ser un reto super especial)



Super Closeup
Button and Enameled Wire


Bird Closeup
Enameled Birdie


Other Closeup
My Design

Thanks to Lesley Watt and whole team of AJE for allowing me to participate in such an exciting challenge and be in the company of such a talented group of artists and designers. I wish you many blessings and success in your work. I invite you to visit the others partners blog.

(Gracias a Lesley Watt y a equipo completo de AJE por permitirme participar en tan emocionante reto y estar acompanada de tan talentoso grupo de artistas y disenadoras. Les deseo muchas bendiciones y exito en su trabajo. Les invito a que visiten el resto de los blogs de los participantes.)


Johana Nunez – This is me!! 🙂
Leah Curtis
Perri Jackson

AJE Team
Lesley Watt
Keirsten Giles
Caroline Dewison
Rebekah Payne
Jjenny Davies-Reazor
Jen Cameron
Diana Ptaszynski
Kristen Stevens
Francesca Watson
Melissa Meman
Linda Landig
Sue Kennedy


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Thanks for your visit! 🙂

(Gracias por visitar mi pagina.) 🙂

22 Comments on AJE April Component of the Month Reveal

  1. Johana I love your necklace – your enameled work is beautiful and so full of colour and joy and and such creative use of the clasp – wonderful! Thank you for joining us in this challenge.

  2. I love how you used Lesley’s button! Brilliant! And the entire piece is just so happy and perfect for summer.

    Thank you for participating in the design challenge and for reading AJE 🙂

  3. Johana this is beautiful! I love how you used the button (I’d love to see the back, how you attached it) as a pendant. Your enameled rings are lovely and they really frame the button so nicely. I like how delicate and airy the rest of your design is, and I’m impressed with how you’ve used a number of bright colors in the piece while still maintaining an understated, elegant feel. You have a very light touch! Really nicely done.

  4. Such an awesome design, Miss Johanna! I love the bright pops of color and the little touches, like the bird, and the flowers, that keep my eye moving! Well done! Enjoy the day. Erin

  5. This is such a happy, summery necklace! Muy bonita!!! I love the way your pretty enamel work frames Lesley’s button and the way you attached the Czech glass beads to the chain. Very original and delightful!!

  6. What a happy colorful necklace Johana! I love how you made Lesley’s button the focal—beautifully done! And your bird… I absolutely adore it!

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