This month was my turn to provide the Art Jewelry Elements blog followers and designers with the Component of the Month. If you may recall, this is what we're working with this month - my lampwork ruffle discs!
This turned into a very real challenge for me. I may have mentioned I am working a lot lately, to help my boyfriend get this very large job finished up. I have not worked outside of my home for quite a while, so it's a challenge for me to get everything done and do the whole jewelry/bead gig as well. I had other ideas, but they did not pan out. I probably redid this bracelet 4 times, but here's the final result!
I actually pilfered from another bracelet to finish this one. I made it with freshwater pearls and turquoise tubes, with silver seed beads as accents.
I used the ruffle disc as the clasp, the back I somehow finagled to make work! I'm sure there are some kind of tutorials out there to show how to make a clasp out of a one-hole bead, but couldn't possibly take the time to look before I had to make this! I still have too much to do! If anyone knows of some tutorials, please post them in comments!
I hope you enjoyed my bracelet. Here's a list of the other participants - you can also check out the Art Jewelry Elements blog for a list as well!
Lorelei Eurto http://www.lorelei1141.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Cameron http://glassaddictions.com/