Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Just a quick update -- fighting a cold or allergies or something -- whatever it is, it's making me sleepy! But I wanted to show you a couple things I made this week. Haven't put them on the web site yet, so if you are interested in them, send me an email.
The first is a necklace I made while sitting in the coffee shop the other day. It's a technique I learned from Stephanie Sersich, who is one of the kindest, most generous people I've had the opportunity to meet. I took a class with her in Wayne, PA a year or so ago and I adapted the bracelet technique to making a necklace with loops on either end to hold a chain. About three hours went into making this -- I started with an empty bowl and started dumping in random beads until I got the color and texture mix I wanted, and then started knotting them all together. I get blisters every time I make one of these, but it's worth it, don't you think?
This one is made from a blown glass bracelet curve set I got from Olive Glass. For the longest time, it sat on my desk, because I just couldn't think of what to do with it to do the glass justice. I finally sat down and used heavy gauge sterling and threaded on a gorgeous Bali silver bead and some Swarovski dangles, and finished it with a handmade clasp. If you like it, let me know and buy it, because I will not be making any more!
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