February Component of the Month

January 28, 2016 , In: Blog Hops

Here in New Jersey the sky is that sad gray tone and the massive snowfall from the weekend isn’t quite the bright white it once was.  I thought we could all use a COM that had some bling to it to brighten the winter.


For February, I made some bright aluminum & crystal rivoli chain maille Phaedra components.  The Phaedra design was created by Karen Snyder. You can read all about the design on a prior post I wrote by clicking here.

Want to play along? Here are the rules…

  • I will giveaway 1 Phaedra component (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 Tuesday, February 2nd, 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 Sunday, February 28th, 2016.
Good luck!

Diana Ptaszynski

Powered by the magic of all things containing sugar, Diana spends her day making beads out of porcelain and stoneware.  She also enjoys needle-felting, bead embroidery and metalsmithing. A Jersey girl at heart, Diana now resides in Rochester, NY with her husband and three cat children.  You can find Diana in her studio at Made On State, spreading the bead love at Let's Bead in East Rochester or all dressed up at a cosplay event! 
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    How lovely, I could use some brightness in this dull winter time 🙂

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    These are beautiful!! I would love to try and win one!!
    Thank you!!

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    That would be really fun to design with.

    craftyd3 at yahoo dot com


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    I love these – so shiny and bright! I also have the tutorial, but haven't yet made one. If I don't win the drawing, can I still join in the challenge?

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      Yes! If you don't win one of these you can certainly make your own and join in the reveal!

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      Diana, I could do the same…how do we go about registering for the challenge itself?

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      Once the winners have been revealed, if you weren't chosen then just send me an email with your info and that you want to create your own and participate. If you can, please stick to the turquoise blue 10.5mm Swarovski rivoli that I used. My email is suburbangirlstudio @ yahoo.com

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    Love these Diana! Put my name down for the giveaway for sure!
    (melissa_trudinger at yahoo.com)

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    Great piece to brighten the month. I would love to play along. I have an active blog at http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/

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    I would love to use one of these beautiful piece in a project. I have the perfect beads uo use along with it.

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    I would love to play along love the color, http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com gloriaallendesigns@gmail.com

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    I have never worked with chainmail so this would be a fun project. I would love to join in.


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    I have lots of time to play this winter. http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com,
    email: lamplightcrafts@msn.com

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    Such a pretty component. Would love to participate.


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    How wonderful to see Phaedra on a jewelry blog…my two fandoms collide LOL!! I can and would love to participate~one of the freedoms I'm enjoying as a newly retired person. 🙂 Email lorimf(at)rogers.com Blog lori-finney.blogspot.ca

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    How cool is that! I've never seen anything like that before!

    Would love to create with it.


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    Looks like fun! Count me in! =)

    linda at cherryontopdesign dot co (not. com)

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    What a unique design. Very pretty.


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