One has beautiful carved black agate or jade or onyx beads (not sure what the stone is, but the carving is lovely). I combined the lampwork, black beads and sterling silver with a finishing touch--a tassel that I made myself with beads and chain... I'm not sure why, but these beads remind me of exotic koy fish--I love the dramatic color combination.
Now here is the second bracelet---these beads were very interesting to me--the detail on one reminds me of a music staff--like a fragment of some lost symphony. I know, quite the imagination, eh? I combined these three beautiful lampwork beads with a lovely carved black bead and a Hill Tribe silver heart and clasp.
I'm off to sort thru some 'artifacts' of my own, or in other words, cleaning out my closet, in an attempt to purge what needs to go an what to hoard a little longer. :-)