Whewww! I’ve caught up and recovered from having house guests and various small home improvement projects going on at my house for the last few weeks. I finally had a chance to get down in my studio long enough to make a bracelet. I figured I better do it while I have a chance because school gets out this Friday and we oficially shift into CRAZY SUMMER KID MODE at my house.
Today was one of those days when I sat down at my bead table with no plan. No idea of what I wanted to make. I pulled out my box of shell and mother of pearl beads. It’s full of bright colors but my eye went to my silvery black mother of pearl open circles. I wanted to use the circles in a different way so I did not string them through the holes, I attached them with jump rings. Then, I pulled out my box of links.
I like links. I have quite a few of them. They are great for focals on necklaces as well as on bracelets. The links can be a bit plain on their own so I pulled out some 22 gauge wire and wrapped a blobular (is that a word?) silver shaped link with some white shell beads and silver rounds to jazz it up a bit. Here is what it became:
It’s fairly contemporary – the circle spins around in the center – which is pretty fun. It’s crisp and light and closes with a magnetic clasp – my favorite closure for bracelets.
I’ve decided I am going to have some fun with some of the links I have. I am going to apply some different patinas and color to them to spice them up. I will share several easy ways of doing that in one of my next posts. Here are some of the links I will be playing with.
Have a great week.