Monday, October 18, 2010

Inspired by: Pumpkins, falling leaves and apples - A mixed media bracelet

Two challenges completed on time, can you believe it?  I know I can't!  LOL  Anyway, here is the bracelet that can about as a result of my last Inspired by:  post.  As I was pulling the beads and fiber for this project I was looking out my window at the trees lining my street.  They're full of color and so beautiful!  I pulled together my reds, browns, oranges.  Then I reached for the dark greens and my luscious copper.  And this beautiful bracelet just designed itself, really! 
 I used some gorgeous sari silk in shades of red and orange, then wrapped them up in copper wire.  The dark wood beads were a perfect accent, as were the wrapped copper links.  I wrapped more copper around some gorgeous dark olivine jade rounds and bright red coral beads, creating cool links.  More copper beads were used to finish the look.  The copper clasp I made myself, and hammered it for strength and texture.  The bracelet fits an 8 inch wrist, but is easily made smaller by twisting the strands together.  (The only thing I would've done differently on this would have been to oxidize the wire before I used it.  Since I used the sari silk, I couldn't oxidize it after the bracelet was finished.  ah well!) 

I have also entered this bracelet in a Harvest Challenge over in the Etsy Forums!  The challenge here was to create something that embodied fall.  We could only use what we had on hand, and couldn't buy anything specifically for the challenge.  There are a number of other very cool Etsians working on this challenge, so please go check out the forums  and also look for the Treasuries that have been created as a result!  You can also go to the RoxandThings blog, where she's posting pictures of those who are in the challenge. 
Oh, and yes, this bracelet has already been added to my Etsy shop!

1 comment:

My Life Under the Bus said...

Gorgeous !!! Love all the wire work - reminds me of branches.


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