Sunday, July 31, 2005

Wedding Bracelets

This are 6 bracelets I made for my DD, Jen, for her bridesmaids when she got married last October. Because they are all Swarovski, I had to redesign them several times as the crystals kept cutting the various threads I tried. I finally had to string them completely on Soft Flex wire. They didn't hang as gracefully as they would have with a non-wire stringing but they DID stay together! LOL!

Needless to say, the dresses were the Siam of the Swarovski's. There are Olivine bicones, Siam rounds and 24K Delica's. Jen and her now hubby, Steve, and I worked on the design for several months. I think we're all pleased at how they turned out.

Seacoil Bangle

This is a bracelet that I learned in a class with the incredibly talented Cynthia Rutledge. It is her design and my execution.

New Designs

Here is a necklace I'll be showcasing in the Winter Street Studio's Artist Show opening Sept. 9th. It is green turquoise and quite large. The focal piece is 2.5" x 3.5" and the spacers are citrine Swarovski crystals. The clasp is Bali silver with peridot on both sides.

My friend, Elizabeth, took the pictures. She has Beads on the Brain and has been so helpful to me in the intricacies of getting the business started. I'm so grateful to her for her help and talent.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Here's a close up of the zoisite.

This is a necklace I did for my sisterbychoice out of zoisite. She has a thing for elephants and I surprised her with a Bali elephant on the necklace.