Sunday, September 16, 2012

Two of Two

In addition to everything else I have scheduled this weekend, I - happily! - added two bracelets for a dear friend. She wanted some pieces for her girlfriends and described one as a stunning Chumash with black hair and blue eyes. Love that combination. For her I picked a combination of faceted smoky quartz barrels, faceted London blue topaz rondelles, shiny hematite, and a lone recycled blue bead...all handwired with sterling and closing with a sterling hook-and-eye. I hope she likes it!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

First of Two

A gal who used to teach at the boys' school and I keep in touch via facebook, but I was still surprised when she asked me to create some bracelets for two of her best friends. She had seen another bracelet I made for a former teacher when she had her baby last Spring. So here's the chain of events to this commission: I mailed a bracelet to Oregon, posted a photo of it on facebook, and, then, a friend in Egypt ordered two and has me sending them out from California. Gotta love the internet.

We chatted, online, about colors. And here's the first one...I've blocked out the name because it's a surprise!

She asked for gold colors and an opulent feel. I went for earthy gemstones with facets. Lots of facets. Facets add that glizty, glam feel. I created this custom piece with faceted golden citrine ovals, faceted lemon quartz nuggets, faceted smoky quartz triangle briolettes, and - of course - a single saffron-hued recycled glass bead. It closes with an oxidized sterling S clasp. Hope she likes it!