Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wire, Glass & Pearl Bracelet

In this week's bracelet, 22 gauge coated copper wire in the color "brown" was used to connect the beads. It has been quite a while since I used wire in a design and I happened to have one of those "accidental" design moments.

I reached into a container holding all my various types of wire to find a cut piece that I could use to temporarily arrange these beads. It just so happened I pulled out a brown piece of wire. Originally I wasn't sure these colors related well to each other, but there was something about the wire that seemed to pull them all together. I continued to doubt this arrangement until I was about half way through and began to feel the love.

I don't know if there are any real mistakes in jewelry making. There are as many different tastes and styles out there as there are beads!! Everyone has a unique style all their own. It happens to come out much easier when you allow yourself to step into unfamiliar territory and create things you don't normally see in the mainstream.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!!


Dawno said...

Beautiful! I love working in copper, and the combo you've created works very well together.

Carole said...

I think that's very cool. Very much my style and look.

What do you do with all of the pieces you make? Do you sell any of it?

Anonymous said...

Oh! This is VERY pretty!

A Beaded Affair said...

Sweet bracelet. I like the way the colors work together and I adore copper.