Sunday, May 5, 2013
Birthday Charm Bracelet...
Everyday I am reminded of just how fortunate I am to be able to walk a few feet to enter my studio and be able to create something with my hands. This time I have created a bracelet for a birthday gift. I have a granddaughter who is turning 26 this week. Her self-chosen nickname is Angel. Luckily I found these charms in my stash when I sorted and organized my beading supplies. I tend to buy things when I see them and that is how I have just what I need when I need it...usually.
In my last post I told you about using magnetic clasps. Here I have used one again but in a gold tone this time. I had forgotten to mention my trusty source. Fire Mountain Gems is a wonderful online source for all things creative in the beading, silver clay, polymer clay, jewelry display realm. Just click the link to see magnetic clasps. This will introduce you to an entire new world of supplies. They are fast and affordable. You can request a giant catalog for free and it has tons of ideas and how-to's.
Here is another view of this bracelet. I am quite in love with this creation. I added the small Swarovski crystals in clear and blue (my favorite color). The bird chain represents flying which I believe Angels do a lot of. Happy Birthday Amber Angel. (I don't think she ever reads my blog so I am posting this early. It is winging its way to her as we read.)
I like this bracelet so much I would wear it. It fit me too. No I won't make another one. I like to do unique one-of-a-kind pieces.
My list of chores and want-to-makes is rather long. This time of year there is so much celebrating with friends and family that the time just gets lost. I am trying to just go-with-the-flow.
Today we are driving to South Lake Tahoe to visit with friends who are visiting there. We shall enjoy the beautiful weather and brisk sunshine and visiting over lunch at Jakes on the Lake.
If you are still having rain please send it to California as so much of our state is suffering from severe fires. So far we are spared but living here in the forest does not give me comfort. Doing my rain dance...
Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?