|The lentils in the front of my photo are drop dead gorgeous!|
Each of the bracelets are adjustable, which kind of limits my ability to use some of the gorgeous toggles that I have in my stash. I am using a length of chain and either a handmade hook or S-type clasp, or a lobster clasp. It was also requested that I include a charm on each bracelet - some say "hope", some say "faith", and others say "believe".
I am about 3/4 of the way complete. I would say that about 70% of the bracelets made are in sterling silver, and the others are in antique bronze. I only have one copper bracelet! I have had a terrible time finding copper charms, and my O.C.D. will not allow me to put a silver or pewter charm on a copper bracelet! I must get past this dilemma.
When I need a break from the blue, I buy beads in other colors, too! Such as these beauties:
|These are definitely NOT blue....LOVE THESE!|
The black and white beauties above are from Pebbledreams on Etsy. The lovely and extremely talented Lesley Watt posts her jewelry on Facebook and always share her wonderful sources. I have been buying more and more beads from Great Britain lately! Thank you, Lesley!
The next three pictures are of beads I purchased from GlassBeadArt on etsy. Maryse lives in Luxembourg. I found her through the 5th Bead Soup Blog Party (thank you Lori Anderson!)
|Gorgeous southwestern colors!|
|These are stunners! Love the earth tones here!|
|I call these Cotton Candy - such a soft pink --- with icing!|
I cannot describe how beautiful the blue glass shines through on these beads! I bought a pair a while ago, made a simple pair of earrings (I wanted the beads to shine!), and they sold on Etsy in 2 days! They are that beautiful! I like the beads so much that I bought some more!
Well, back to my bracelets! Have you bought any beautiful beads lately? I love to find new sources!
Thanks so much for stopping by!