|Silver and Turquoise Bracelet|
I finally had a chance to work in the studio and managed
to complete the bracelet that's meant to accompany
the Chilali ring. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
What I'm most proud of is that I made all of the components. The foundation
for the stones, the beaded rings, and the jump rings are
all sterling silver. The clasp and flat rings are from 14 gauge
fine silver wire that was brazed & forged. And just for the record,
all sixteen (count'em 16) jump rings
|Yep, I used a sketch book. I always do when working in silver.|
|And yet another sketch.|
My inspiration came from the design of the ring with
more inspiration from a bracelet I saw on flickr.
|Need I tell you that's the clasp? It's the clasp. Well, half of the clasp.|
|I thought you probably wanted to see the stones closer.You did, right?|
And now for something completely off topic.We finally had birds (Carolina Chickadees) nest in our of our bird houses. Normally, we only have
tree frogs take up residence. We are very happy about that. :)
I do love bird nests! So after they left the house, the mister cleaned it out.
Here's your photo essay.
|Uh...no, those are not Chickadee eggs. They're beads of course. :-D|
|This is the bottom of the nest. Isn't it AMAZING?!|
|I LOVE this texture!|
|Nope, not eggs. Some random round seed pods....|
If that looks like human hair mixed in, it is. That's because I collected some
from my hair dresser to scatter among our gardens to hopefully
keep the local deer away from Hostas and other plants.
It's so cool that the Chickadees wanted it to line their nest!
And now just one more look at my bracelet....because, well...it's my Blog!
OH, also...I ordered a Foredom today.
Consider me VERY excited!