With three venues for my jewelry, private clients, as well as shows through Great Falls Studios, I have been challenged to fortify my inventory.
Since I will be teaching this wonderful macramé bracelet class at Star's this Spring (details below) and since I have sold every one of these bracelets I've ever made, I decided to get to work! And this is what I produced: one completed bracelet, "Sticks and Stones" that fits my 6 1/4" wrist, and four equally fabulous pieces waiting for their "forever homes". Each will be custom-fitted to the new owner's wrist. Each is $350.
"Sticks and Stones" features all the colors I love and I would not be unhappy if it chooses me for its forever home. It's chock-a-block with semi-precious stones in earthtone shades of green, clay, taupe and teal. There's hidden surprises in all these bracelets and this one features a watch gear, a carved stone bear fetish, a tiny filigree butterfly and lots more.
Number Two is "English Country Garden" with luscious shades of lavender, lilac, sea green and aquamarine. There are four lovely handmade torch fired glass beads and some very pretty vintage two-toned lavender flowers.
Number Three is "Fade to Black", a dramatic midnight, periwinkle, teal and black number that has stars, several Murano beads and a spectacular dichroic stained glass button as closure.
Number Four is "Antique Lace", with shades of ecru, ivory, gold and a nifty little Sterling hedgehog charm that I found in England. The gold is 14K and the square button which matches perfectly is from Dublin. An international bracelet!
Number Five is "Chocolate Obsession" which features copper, brass, crystal and yummy vintage leaves in a half dozen shades of brown and taupe. Jet black beads set it all off and a cool bronze button I bought in Dublin is the closure.
If you are interested in any of these pieces, drop me an email. If you're "from away" you can always just send me your wrist size!
My class, "Daggers and Dandelions" will be Saturday, April 23, 10-4pm at Star's Beads in Vienna, Va. (tel 703-983-7018). Registration begins tomorrow (January 18). The class is $60 and requires no previous experience.
I will also be teaching my "Steampunk Style" class again on Friday, May 6th, 10-4pm at Star's. This class has been full each time I've taught it and includes many wonderful techniques.
Hope to see or hear from you soon!