Sometimes taking a picture of what you're doing is harder than what you're actually doing; so you use what you have handy - a bottle of wine. Because of the design, if you lay the bracelet down on a flat surface it all just falls in on itself and that is the key to this new design, it's really light and airy.
I am always trying to utilize the glass beads that I make without it looking like " beaded jewelry". And then there is the problem of not being able to solder close to the bead because it can't take the heat and will shatter. Once again - on my way home from the city I came up with the idea for this bracelet. The only soldering is to make little eye pins that go through the bead and then the whole thing is connected with slip rings. Tonight I did all the slip rings by hand which made it pretty time consuming, but those are something that can be purchased in bulk which would make the project pretty quick. The closure is a Sister Hook which attaches to a chain allowing for over an inch in size flexibility.
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.