Last week I splurged with some cash I had sitting in my paypal account and purchase a few enamel beads from Kristen (theBeadSwede) on etsy. I love every thing enameled. and when I saw her shop I had to have a couple of pieces to play with. When they arrived I was delighted--they were very well done, quick to ship, and a perfect size for using in jewelry.
At the same time I was digging thru my bodacious, but slowly dwindling lampwork stash and ran across some gorgeous raku discs and orphan urchin beads by Dawn Scannell (Art Insomnia) that I was toying with for bracelet design...I just happened to lay one of my new enameled beads next to the bracelet I was working on, and a new idea to pair them together made me think it was meant to be.
I like asymetric, saturated color and mixing metals...so all together they went in a frenzy of organization before I lost my excitement about these components...or decided to hoard them in my stash, because I couldn't part with them...Copper and 22k gold vermeil, an amethyst gemstone charm, an enameled copper flower charm, a whole wrist full of the most gorgeous saturated, detailed lampwork treasures and it's a bracelet!
I had so much fun with this...now I can enjoy a whole strand of favorite things together--it's like they were meant for one another. They're off to my etsy store one day soon, but today, I think I'll just enjoy! Thank you Dawn and Kristen for making such beauties to brighten my day!
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My passion is jewelry design...well, after my family and friends--who always come first. I love designing with precious metals, gemstones, artistan lampwork. When you design a piece of jewelry, it is an original, one of a kind labor of love. Working in this media is a wonderful outlet for my creativity and there is so much to learn that I will be busy for a good while!
Everything here is one-of-a-kind. Occasionally I make something similar, but never an exact copy of my designs. I always use quality materials--artisan lampwork, sterling silver, 23kt vermeil, goldfilled, gemstones, freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals etc.