Friday, March 14, 2014

Shoots and Dirt

We're still buried under mountains of snow but I am thinking about the first little leaves pushing up through the cold wet dirt. I am making spring bracelets right now.

I went deep into the bead stash with this one.
Smokey topaz, big white, cloud like pearls, labradorite and amethyst.
I think the big chunky, square one below is galena.

It's all put together with a mess of sterling silver.

The glass beads are transparent hand-pulled emerald and a mix of light and dark topaz.
They were rolled in Val Cox 'Ocelot Spots' frit and heavily reduced for an iridescent shine.

I shaped them with a tool I have to make fish scales.
It's been sitting in the drawer for ages and now I love it all over again.

The clasp is a coiled and hammered 'S' hook in 16g sterling.

Feels like spring to me.

1 comment:

Aimee Moisa said...

And "they" say making jewelry is crafting, not art. Looking at your bracelet, I beg to differ.