14 January 2011

Copper Tones

Turquoise, Copper, and Sari Silk Bracelet, Jan. 2011
This bracelet started with a scrap of sari silk wired between a blue-green patina turquoise ring and a red patina one. Following my pledge to use what I have, I raided my stash for the turquoise, red dyed pearls, sunset-orange Hessonite garnet, copper heart charms and leafy bead caps, antiqued copper chain from a long-unsold necklace, and two fantastic patina copper beads and a few chain links from Etsy seller MissFickleMedia. I was tempted to get one of her patina clasps (along with about 27 other things) but, sticking to my pledge, decided to wire up the rest of the bracelet and make the toggle bar with plain copper wire from, of all places to find cool jewelry stuff, the garage. I'm hibernating and making more bracelets today and am also pulling together a package of treasures for my beading partner (as yet unannounced) in the Bead Soup Blog Party -- I am SO excited to get started on that! It's a perfect diversion for winter, and visiting the participants' blogs (which I'll start doing tonight or tomorrow) is incredibly inspirational! So, happy beading, everyone, or whatever it is you do to express your creative spirit.

5 comments:

Heidi said...

What a fabulous bracelet! I just got that red heart from missficklemedia in the mail today :)

Stefanie said...

This is really,really pretty!

Anja said...

This is the reason why I am your fellower beside your other artistic abilities!!

Anna said...

This bracelet has a really neat vibe. I love the incorporation of sari material.

Nicole said...

Love the integration of the sari silk ribbon!

If you ever want to guest blog and get some free sari ribbon, let me know.