This week's project incorporates a beading component that I received as a very pleasant surprise from Rings & Things this week. I opened the package and the first item that caught my eye was this gold filled star connector.
My first thought was, "so totally cute"!! Yes, once again I have been watching too much of the TV show from the 80's, Square Pegs! I can't help myself!!
I knew right away, this was the first item I wanted to work into a piece of jewelry. I had several different ideas, but the one that stuck after a bit of trial and error was this very subtle 2 strand stretchy bracelet using new jade stones and light citrine bicones (not crystals).
I contemplated using bursts of bicone groupings in the connector loops, but decided that the understated version was making me feel happy and calm.
I then proceeded to remove the extra connector loops for a cleaner look.
(Update: As requested, a photo of this bracelet "in action" has been added to this post. Thanks guys!)
I also received several other pieces that I will be using in the near future and keeping you posted. By the way, if you are interested in becoming a blogging partner with Rings & Things, be sure to visit their blog page.
I also wanted to pass along some information that was shared with me earlier today by Swarovski Ambassador, Lillian Chen. Now, get ready to start dreaming about a trip to the gorgeous Cortona, Italy...in the heart of Tucsany! Lillian is teaching these fabulous wire jewelry pieces that become dazzling with the addition of swarovski elements. Enjoy!!