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Rhyolite Celtic heart bracelet.

About this design:

I have started making jewellery as a hobby and am still learning some techniques, so wanted something simple. I am originally from the UK and one of my favourite places is Snowdonia in Wales. The mountains of Snowdonia are mainly made up of Rhyolite so i wanted to make something to express my love for all things mountainous and of nature :-)


I used 20 gauge artisans wire to craft the hearts which were made really simply by wrapping the wire around my round nose pliers. Rhyolite oval beads were the main feature, then 1mm brown leather cord to pull it all together. I used techniques that i have learnt from three different books to put this design together.

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  1. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Those beads are yummy, I love the colours. Your design is great, and interesting! Beautiful piece.

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a beautiful necklace! I love your design! Congrats!

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    This is beautiful! I love the earthy feel with the leather, metal and rhyolite.

  4. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Cool design, I like this! I’ve always loved rhyolite, it’s like there’s a little world in each stone…

  5. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Very creative bracelet and yes, I could see this as a necklace too! Love the “earthyness” (don’t think that’s a word) of rhyolite!!! Another one of my favorites.

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Nice use of the hearts! I love rhyolite – there’s a a MOUNTAIN made of it? be still my heart!

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I totally agree with all the other ladies, Kerry! What a fantastic design and your wirework is wonderful! Love rhyolite — so many ways to use it! Oh, my — an entire MOUNTAIN of it?!?!?! 8O Eeka Mouse, let’s pack up and go! :D

    Kerry, welcome to the Design Gallery! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your designs! 8)

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    qltldy10 says:

    Oh my, this is wonderful! The wire is cool, and looks wonderful with the stones- I just love it!

  9. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I feel very encouraged by your kind words. And yes there are mountains made of rhyolite but they are not shiny and polished like the nice beads here :-)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ditto the other ladies! Rhyolite is a favorite of mine and your wire hearts are fabulous! I’m amazed that you found beads with large enough holes for leather too! Great job!
    I REALLY love this!

  11. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    ah well, in my dreams they are polished & lovely. I also long to visit Jade Beach…

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic wire work in the hearts. Like everyone else I love rhyolite and anything on leather cord.
    Great Design!

  13. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    Your heart design is great! nice job!

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh my goodness..what awesome wire work.
    Love those stones! The Mountains of Snowdonia sound like they’re out of a fairytale!
    Beautiful work~ ~ :)

  15. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    oh they are certainly out of a fairytale. Infact JRR Tolkien got ideas for some of his works from the welsh mountains :-) Thank you once again everyone for your wonderful, encouraging comments. :-)

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