I played with another bracelet design yesterday,
the first one is always the prototype.
This is not my original design...
I was inspired by a feature in
Jewelry Affaire Magazine
my take on it includes grey fresh water pearls, a few vintage costume beads
from an old bracelet, a disco ball and a St. Therese medal
along with some bling on the silver fork handle.
The extra chain is something a local and very talented friend taught me during one of our play dates,
it rests snug on my wrist so that the pearls can dangle a bit.
She is also the girl responsible for teaching me her technique for rosary beading!
Thank you Jill!
(you really need a blog so everyone can see how talented you are. xoxo)
I looked for this magazine when it first came out because it featured
my good friend
and her feature is AMAZING!!!
She is such a gifted artist and her jewelry in this feature is gorgeous as always!
but alas, I did not buy it I just oogled it in the store.
(again, hoping that security camera did not catch the crazy lady
getting all giddy for her friends success!)
I figured I would go back when I had a little extra money,
then when I went back they were sold out!
I went to all of the bookstores and craft stores in the area and no luck :(
So I turned to ebay and thankfully I was able to get a copy
at a discount so with shipping it cost the same as in the store.
This is the one of the many pages from the magazine that inspired me.
Thank you Susan Chesley for the tutorial and the inspiration!
A special medal for mine...
The dremel is still out and ready for more action today!
The silverware drawer needs to be lightened up a little anyway :)
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click on the photo below to take you to the post...
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