I can finally post about this commissioned bracelet. Way back in February, a lovely young woman in Knoxville, Tennessee emailed me and asked if I would make her an earth/sky theme bracelet. Unfortunately, I was smack dab in the middle of publishing my novel and this wonderful project got put on hold for quite a while.
After five false starts, I finally settled on these two designs. Somehow, in between
proofreading the galleys for the book and life in general, I started work on both
bracelets at once.
Kara had her heart set on turquoise as a focal stone and the most beautiful piece I had was a bit too large for the cuff size. But, she asked me to go ahead and try it anyway. To make a long story short, Kara chose the bracelet with the larger piece of turquoise pictured here in the last two photos. Guess who gets to keep the other one? And guess which one was my favorite in the bargain?
The bracelet in the upper photos was made with antique Egyptian turquoise,
adventurine, jasper, amazonite, carnelian, cultured pearls, vintage crystals, and assorted sizes of glass beads.
Kara's choice was made with turquoise, carnelian, petrified jasper, fossil stone, antique Egyptian turquoise nuggets, sunsitara beads, cultured pearls, vintage crystals, carnelian beads, and assorted sizes of seed beads.
Kara's bracelet is on it's way to her!