29 January 2011

Beachcomber 1, Finished (Maybe)

Beachcomber Bracelet of Shell, Copper, Glass, Green Aventurine, and Pearls
Yeah, I needed (wanted) to add more to this bracelet, and (using what I have) wirewrapped some green aventurine chips that I've had for years, along with a few pearls and shell heishi. The aventurine matches the glass rondelles perfectly, and the rough shape and semi-matte texture is close enough to beach glass that I figured it would work just fine. The only other thing I might do is oxidize the copper, just a bit, so it's not super-dark but just looks weather-worn. I like this piece a lot... and I just had to photograph it outside, in the afternoon sun, to evoke the feeling of wandering along a beach on a sunny day and coming across treasures tucked among the rocks.... *Sigh.* I've found my happy place for the day. I hope you all do, too.

7 comments:

Regina said...

I like it! It does evoke a walk on a rocky beach, strewn with shells. Be happy!

stregata said...

Love the beach feeling of this piece and the colours are just right. I know it is only January - but I wish it was spring.
I think you should follow up with your vacation - connecting with friends and walking on the beach sounds so good.

Lesley said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Pam @ The Blue Between said...

it's beautiful!

Gina said...

Have been skimming your other posts and see some lovely work here!

Kristi Bowman said...

I love how this turned out!! That button/bead looks like you're using as the clasp is amazing!! I really like the way you use the ribbon too!

c5 said...

I love it! I rarely like jewelry compositions but this is really beautiful! :)