During the holidays, I do a lot of craft shows, and by Friday afternoon, I'm usually sold out of any sort of charm bracelet that features a snowflake. There's something about snowflakes, I think, that makes us remember when snow storms meant missing school, sledding, and hot chocolate. Each year I try to mix it up a little ... snowflakes with pearls, snowflakes with lampwork beads, snowflakes with blue roses (yes, I did that ... and honestly, it really worked). So when this challenge came my way, I fell back to my tried and true cha-cha bracelet -- but with a twist.
I mostly work in sterling silver. This time, however, I chose to work in antique brass. I ordered Swarovski crystal, two types of Swarovski crystal pearls in white, and some interesting brass filigree, and set to work.
Swarovski 5000-10mm crystal rounds
Swarovski 5810-8mm round white pearls
Swarovski 5826-9mm asymmetrical white pearls
TierraCast brass oxide pewter large tapered clasp
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter snowflake link
I am really pleased with how this turned out. I think snowflake jewelry has a long shelf life because not only can you wear the pieces for the holidays, you can wear them all winter -- and depending upon where you live, that can be quite a while!
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