Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Variations on a Theme--the Beach

SIMPLE A tale of three bracelets with the same shaped beads--different colors, different construction...Blue Hawaii is wirewrapped together with hammered hilltribe fine silver links that have been oxidized and then embellished with turquoise and czech glass charms--
BUSIER Then we have The Dunes, with similar shaped lampwork seashells (glass for all bracelets torched by Judy Carlson, Jujeebeads) but this time strung together with beading wire and combined with freshwater pearls and a pair of hilltribe fine silver nautilus beads and a sterling toggle clasp...similar, but different in the way they fit and the look...
BUSIEST Now here are the same shaped seashell beads wirewrapped to a copper chain and used as charms, combined with turquoise, coral, gemstone and heat patina copper nautilus, finished with a coral toggle clasp...lots of color, varied materials, textures and shapes all dancing on a chain.

Three sets of similar shaped beads, served up in three different ways...which one speaks to you?  I loved doing all three designs--Variations on a Theme.  I always enjoyed baroque music when I was a piano student--start simple then embellish, and embellish and embellish on a theme until it was a decadently ornate version of it's original self...art imitating music, eh?

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