I’ve not made much jewelry lately. In fact, this piece is over a month old, but I never got down to posting it. It is intended as a Christmas present for my sister, and I want to make another one (with different beads, but I’ve yet to decide what I want besides rose quartz) for my mother.
The green beads are aventurine and the brown ones are jasper. I didn’t know there’s brown jasper until I foudn these. I bought them at a lovely shop that sells all kinds of gemstone beads. I can’t remember what the dolphin is made of. Since my husband photographed it, I don’t know what side of the dolphin is visible. It is blue on one side and metallic (I’m thinking silver) on the other.
Lately I’ve been enjoying polymer clay and particularly have been making beads out of it. I also have bought a number of jewelry-making supplies, such as gemstone and glass beads, charms and wire. Here are my first two bracelets.
This one my husband nicknaemd the Ado The Hague bracelet after a Dutch football club. I think the football club’s colors are yellow and green, while the bracelet truly has golden glitters in it, but I’m not sure that it shows on the picture. I used green and golden glitter Fimo Effect and rolled two rolls into what I believe to be a jelly roll. Then I cut beads out of that, then had them lie around forever after baking before I strung them together on elastic wire. I am soon going to make a similar one in different colors for a nurse here.
This one got nicknamed the Christmass bracelet for its green stars. They are made out of turquoise I believe. The golden beads are glass beads. I strung these onto a metal wire and attached the clasp. I got some help with that bit, but must say I can do it mostly independently now.