“Your friend must be thrilled with this gift! So feminine and pretty.…” read »
“Love these little gems! The colors are perfect, and one I really love. I don't recognize…” read »
“The Swarovski elements are so elegant in this design. I really like how you beaded…” read »
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“This is such a bright, cheerful bracelet. Really pretty and versatile.…” read »
“I love how you pick up all the colors in the focal bead and scattered them…” read »
“The others said it better than I could. This is an incredible piece of work! I…” read »
“I love the colors, perfect to wear with everything. The focal bead is just right.…” read »
“Here's one stone I have of Rhodonite to compare if you please Your necklace is so…” read »
“Thanks Crystal! I’ll get the item number when I have a minute AND remember!…” read »
“Love everything about your design, Kye ! Your treatment of the leather is so unique…” read »
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About this design:
I have a lot going on at the moment, spring coming in the garden, selling at a fair next week, work... One pic is from my greenhouse (which I keep heated at night), really proud to eat my own salad already!! Outside we've had frost every night the last week.
I've been busy incorporating all my new metal skills into my "style", and here is one result. Well, the leather strap wasn't made by me, but the rest is made from copper sheet and bronze wire. Shaped the little domes with a basic tool (no idea what it's called, and no time for research now...) and fused on the little silver swirls for fun. The last bracelet pic is of a version without the swirls (some like it plain :-) ). Then I made the chain/clasp, fusing the large rings and connecting with open jump rings (much stiffer when small). Tumbled all the parts -- and hooray! leave jump rings open in the tumbler, having cut with some really good pliers I just bought: no need to file or sand!
Tried to glue on the metal to the ends, but it kept for a week, then started to come loose, so I bored a hole through the lot, and riveted it with some heavy gauge copper wire, just a bit longer than the width of the strap (hammered it from both sides with a ball punch so it flattened and widened at the ends.
The copper is varnished, and the bronze wire is waxed (thought wax would wear neater, let's see).