Monday, May 26, 2014

Organizing & Creating on Memorial Day

I've spent a good portion of my day in my studio organizing, sorting and creating.  I took apart a couple of things and never really came up with a remake.  All in all I finally made a few pieces that I will share with family and friends. 

 The first is an ankle bracelet that includes simple stringing of seed beads and Millefiori glass beads to make this RED hot number. 

For the second ankle bracelet is strung sodalite and white cat eye beads to create a smooth but colorful piece.  Sodalite is a great gemstone as it harmonizes the inner being.  Who doesn't need a little harmony every now and then.

Sodalite and cat eye beads

I've had these great dalmatian jasper round beads for some time so I paired them with some onyx beads and added the jazzy leaf dangles.  I received the leaves from my partner as part of the BEAD SOUP exchange. 

DALmatian jasper, onyx and silver leaf dangles
All that organizing exposed LOTS of wire!  I haven't practiced wire wrapping in a very long time so today was the day to get started.  I used 18 gauge antique brass wire to wrap the orange and white polka dot lampwork beads and included some bead caps to make it interesting.  I received the lampwork beads as part of my BEAD SOUP too.  

ORange and white polka dot lampwork beads

God Bless America
 thanks to the brave men and women who defend our FREEDOM.


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