What started out as a way to get my work area cleaned up... turned into my Favorite Jewelry Designs.
My work area had turned into such a mess, as it always does. I am terrible about putting things away. So I decided to put them together instead. All the random beads, bits of chain and odd links. I simply started stringing beads onto eye-pins. Some were single beads and some were combinations with bead caps or spacers. No special intent, just the process. A Process that was so relaxing and fun that it was almost a form of therapy.
Before I knew it, I had quite a collection of colorful little baubles. I played around with the color placement of the beads, the odd bits of left-over chain and single links until I was happy with how it looked. Then came the real fun... PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. It was such a happy looking piece that I decided it needed to be extra long, 40". That seemed like a good versatile length. That way I didn't have to add a clasp. I could wear it long, wrap it twice around my neck for a double strand...
I figured out later, that I could wrap it 5 times around my wrist for a great looking bracelet.
I loved the eclectic mix so much that I decided to create a 5 strand piece as well. What a STATMENT it makes. Of all the jewelry I have made... this 5 strand piece is my FAVORITE.
Look for these designs along with the amazing works of so many talented artist in the Spring 2011 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. Available in March.
And coming soon to my etsy store.