Friday, April 27, 2007

Peachy Green

I love this swirly peach and green bead from Glass & Splinters Lampwork. Surrounded by gold filled chain maille, vermeil beads, and sparkly tourmaline dangles, this is an ornate and opulent bracelet that deserves a trip out on the town.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Through the Vortex

Swirling sand and stardust form a vortex in this beautiful lampwork focal bead from Glass & Splinters Lampwork. All five lampwork beads float on hammered sterling silver; they are connected with chain maille knots. This bracelet is fairly substantial, but is airy enough to retain delicacy. The clasp is handmade and features onyx beads on the toggle.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Opal river

On a river of silver and gold float opals: a brilliant Mexican Fire Opal cabochon in matrix and faceted Jelly Opal rondelles that catch the light and flash a series of bright colors with every move of the wrist. Freshwater pearls lend their soft glow, grounding the opals, and adding to the overall elegance of this bracelet. This bracelet is hand made in every part, from the bezel setting that holds the focal stone, to the links and clasp that keep it all together.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sedona Sunrise

Sedona, Arizona is one of the most beautiful places I know, and this bracelet has all the colors of the sunrise over the red hills of Sedona. With stunning lampwork beads from Glass & Splinters Lampwork , Mexican Fire Opals, freshwater pearls, and bright sterling silver chain maille, this bracelet makes a strong statement. The clasp is hand fabricated, and incorporates more fire opals and the same maille pattern as the rest of the bracelet.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Sleeping Beauty Awakens

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is my favorite; the luster reminds me of pearls and the color is just incredible. I've had a small stash of cabs sitting here, tempting me, and when I decided to celebrate finishing my needlework with an afternoon at my torch, I reached for them immediately. I wanted to make something elegant, yet simple; something rich without being opulent. I think the beautiful turquoise, combined with gold accents and a simple silver and gold chain, make this bracelet very special. The toggle is handmade by me, with a very tiny Sleeping Beauty turquoise set on each end. The ring has a large ball of gold which provides just enough weight to keep the clasp on the underside of the wrist.