“I just love your design. It's fun & functional. It's just the kind of jewelry I…” read »
“Never heard of them either... I could be the first here, heehe! Or maybe I just…” read »
“Mmmmmmm..Sunstone and Apatite.Beautiful work here,Kerry.…” read »
“Thanks again!! It is not hanging on the wall yet, but hoping it will soon --…” read »
“Beautiful colors--just in time for autumn! Looks like you twisted the chain and silk along…” read »
“Beautiful design! I, too, love the copper with the blue-green of the lapis chrysocolla. …” read »
“Beautiful combination of colors! The apatite focal is awesome--love how you wrapped it! …” read »
“Love them all! You have such creative designs to share with us. The feather…” read »
“Beautiful! So glad to see you had enough rondelles to complete this choker! Love…” read »
“Monica, I truly do love this! The twigs are the perfect compliment to the weathered…” read »
“Monica, I had to chuckle at your heat wave at 86F degrees(30C) and average at 68F…” read »
“How fun is this!! What a great way to display, store, and enjoy your jewelry.…” read »
“These bracelets are really lovely and different. Good job! And thanks for sharing.…” read »
“4 years in and may you have many many more years of jewelry making. These are…” read »
“@ Gemme Designs. Actually, the squares came like that. They were drilled on the…” read »
“I thought I had commented on this back in April but guess not!?! Anyway, I LOVE…” read »
“Absolutely beautiful work on the leaves!! I wish I had time to explore methods. Your…” read »
“Brilliant design! So different, i really like it, real show stopper, congrats!!…” read »
“Heee...! But think how much THEY save on jewelry :-O! The self promotion bit is familiar…” read »
“Really beautiful, the spacers add a lot of iinterest, framing the irregular jasper.…” read »
“Your earrings get more perfect and original all the time -- had a look over at…” read »
“Its so nice to see this beautiful display board. Great to see your jewelry pieces, too!…” read »
“I just love raw stones, and sodalites are faves too. I can imagine this goes perfectly…” read »
“Love this color combination and the play of textures.…” read »
“I agree Monica, it does combat some of the expense, and my sister recently told me…” read »
About this design:
As so often happens for me, I had an idea with a lot of potential. It was a different take on a cuff bracelet using more free form shapes inside the frame. Got it all worked out, textured the wire, formed it around the mandrel, stopped to check it out and discovered I had put all of the texture on the inside. Easy enough to fix, right?
I was busily straigntening everything out but the center got so out of shape I was left wondering how I was going to salvage the bracelet. I put it down and walked away while I considered my options: Take it apart, see if I could hammer the wire back into the shape I wanted, junk the whole idea.
When I looked at it a few hours later I discovered my messed up shape had become an abstract butterfly. The cuff bracelet had been saved but it had morphed into a new shape.
This is a photo of the results which definitely is not a bracelet. I guess you could call it a very wide pendant..?