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?


  1. your creation is beautiful, such a wonderful gift, one of a kind, so special, you are very talented at your craft and at your rain dance i hope as well, be safe,

  2. Beautiful bracelet, Sherry! Your jewelry is always so personal and touching...May angels keep you safe from fires... I love your grateful heart. Hugs, kathy

  3. Dear Sherry- your granddaughter will be ever so happy for this lovely bracelet! How sweet she called herself:Angel! I love your chain, and the crystals!
    Dear , here we are suffering from getting no rain,too- and hope to see some black skyes very soon!
    I hope you have a wonderful day with your friends!

  4. I think Angel is going to love her bracelet! It is so fab! You designed an amazing one, and you made it with love....can't get any better than that!
    Happy Sunday : )

  5. "Angel" should LOVE this gift! You're quite talented in putting these together. I love the previous one you made as well!

  6. I so love this bracelet and I am sure that your grand-daughter Amber Angel will too.
    Our weather was rain, rain and more rain, but today has been a really nice day. Thankfully mother nature has spared us of another rain storm.
    Have fun this weekend with friends and happy crafting.

  7. a lovely bracelet which I am sure your angel will be delighted with.
    Sorry cannot help with the rain, we have not had any for a while now, the weather just goes from one extreme to another these days, I pray the fires will soon be under control, have heard about them on the news.

  8. We just finished a long week of rain, so we have sent it off to you! That bracelet is fabulous, so creative, I would so wear that!


  9. It's a beautiful bracelet, your grand-daughter is sure to love it, especially as it is personalised too. Hope you enjoyed your trip xx

  10. Oh that bracelet is lovely. I really like the bird unique:)

  11. Beautiful bracelet! Thanks for the kink too. I hope you get some rain. ~Diane

  12. I love the bracelet you made! The little (crystal?) angel charm is perfect, too! I'm sure it will be adored.

  13. Great looking bracelet! I have some of the birds and now I know what to do with them!!!

  14. Hi Sherry, You created the perfect birthday gift for your grand daughter. She is going to love this bracelet. So beautiful and inspiring. How special it will be from you and created with your huge talents. I love those magnet closures.
    I have a bracelet with one and it is so easy to put on.
    Thank you for sharing the link for supplies.
    I also loved seeing the bracelet of yours below. I bet you get more wear now after adding the magnet.

    Hope you get the rain you need. We are a bit dry here too.
    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment on my dress form redo. Another blog friend named her for me. She is now "Colette"
    Very french chic, don't you think?

    Have a great day my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  15. I am quite in love with it too! You make such beautiful things!
    Stay safe my friend!!

  16. Hi Sherry, So nice to view your pretty bracelet once again. Did you give it to Angel yet? I bet she loved it.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment about my room redo. Have a wonderful weekend and special Mother's day.
    Hugs, CM

  17. Lucky granddaughter - the bracelet is beautiful, Sherry. Looking forward to meeting you this weekend - I'll have one up on Tanya! Happy early Mother's Day - Carole

  18. How lovely! Angel should love this wonderful creation. The birds are so special. I shall do the rain dance for you. We have had very warm weather too. Our crazy neighbor thought it would be a good time to burn. I didn't sleep well that night. Have a wonderful weekend and prepare for the rain I am trying to send. :-)

  19. What a wonderful gift for your Grand daughter! I adore those magnetic clasps. I used some on some necklaces I created and couldn't believe how strong they were!
    hugs Lynn

  20. Your bracelet is beautiful and I am sure it will be treasured.

  21. That's a beautiful and most charming (lol, couldn't help myself) bracelet Sherry. Hugs and happy day, Wendy


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