I just spent the first half of my day beading like a maniac! Maybe I'm trying to overcompensate for being away from my beads for so long! ;) I was feeling especially creative and got quite a bit accomplished. A few designs that have been brewing in my head while I was away for the holidays, came to fruition this morning. I am quite happy with how they all turned out. This bracelet is my favorite - piece de resistance! Fun and colorful, I incorporated some neat lamp work glass rings from Blue Seraphim. I hand-forged the hook clasp and twirled some brass wire. Each section is curved a bit so that it fits comfortably on the wrist.
I also created this bracelet using Gaea Cannaday's ceramic swirly hook clasp. I added a ceramic Golem Studios bead among the ebony wood beads. A chunky substanstial piece that looks and feels great when worn.
I wanted to play with some beads that I had gotten from Andrew Thornton in the Artist Trading Card trade that I participated in a month ago. Read more about the trade here! Andrew sent me some of these pretty opalescent glass beads and paired with the purple and aqua, they come to life! I used a Vintaj Brass Co. lily connector as the focal.
I'll be listing some more pretties in my shop this afternoon. Look out for several pair of earrings, a necklace, and a few bracelets. I won't be adding them as NEW, but instead using older inactive listings so take a look throughout the shop to see the newbies!