It is so pretty, I could almost take this ring of Sage and dried flowers, throw it on my wrist and call it a day. I was immediately inspired by this image and sat down last night to put my idea to work. Triple stranded bracelet with sticks of green Kyanite form the bracelet. I give a lot of those patient people credit, like Andrew Thornton- who probably would have wire wrapped each little stick on a headpin - attached them to chain like charms- and that would have been a bit more of the look of the original photo.
But you all know me by now- and wire wrapping 300 kyanite sticks just isn't my style. So I just strung them on wire with little metallic gray seed beads in between each. THREE STRANDS! It probably wouldn't have taken me all night like it did, if I didn't get one strand beaded and then something happened, the end of the wire flicked and I had kyanite sticks everywhere including one or two down by brasiere. no joke.
The focal bead on the bracelet is a hand-painted Kazuri bead in the most perfect colors that match the photo. I just wire wrapped it and added the brass lobster clasp. I thought about a ribbon embellishment but it kind of took a more modern piece and turned it into a "i'm trying really too hard to make this matchy-matchy" bracelet. Of course, matching earrings were created- the purple lampwork beads are from Kelly.
This set is listed at big cartel. Thanks for stopping in!