Sunday, July 16, 2006

Silver bracelets

These are some of the silver bracelets I've made recently.

It's gard to tell in this picture, but the the space past the leaf beads on each side is double strand. The flower charm is flipped over too, it looks like a poppy. (Unfortunately I can't get new pictures because this bracelet was part of the big sale to the Museum store.)

Another double strand bracelet , this one has a large melon bead with a flower stamped on it as a centerpiece.

This one is a double strand that goes into larger beads at regular intervals. The spiral wrap beads in this are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Gemstone bracelets

I've had the camera the past few days and there just happened to be some pictures of my jewelry on it so I thought I'd post a few of the pictures here.

This one is amazonite and labradorite with Karen Hill tribe silver beads. I wasn't sure if they would work together, but in the end it is a nice combination. The iridescence in the labradorite is similar to the color of the amazonite and that brought it all together.

This one is cherry pearls with faceted garnets and silver. We use a lot of freshwater pearls a lot because they are inexpensive and you can find a wide range of colors (either dyed or irradiated). This is another one where I wasn't sure about the combination but it worked really well.

This one is pink coral and white quartz with silver. It's a fun little bracelet, especially with the silver butterfly beads. I love working with the Karen Hill Tribe beads because they have shaped beads like that. I think it really adds to a design.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Big news

As I mentioned over in my main blog, we are going to be making a huge sale to the state Museum store here and we still have the craft show in August so I will be putting aside my other projects to work on jewelry. A has promised to take pictures of some of my bracelets, mainly the silver ones, before they go out so I should have those to post soon.