It’s been raining all day so I made a colorful bracelet to cheer me up. It’s more appropriate for a spring collection than fall but I don’t really care 🙂
The design has a nature theme, kind of like a berry bush or a creeper plant and I chose carnelian beads for the berries, perdidot and aventurine for the leaves and rhodochrosite for the small flowers. The wire is silver and I thought about oxidizing it at first but I think it might be too dark after all so I’m leaving it shiny for now.
I love these plant-type pieces and had made a necklace in the same line a few years back with brass wire and glass leaves. I used onlye blues and greens and the space between the beads was much wider, making it look lighter but the basic idea is the same. The necklace also had a leaf-inspired clasp that I still like. I didn’t do that for the bracelet because it looks better if it’s a wide uninterrupted band all around the wrist instead of having a big gap for a clasp.
There are many possible variations within this nature-inspired model – using small pearls for a bridal version, making side branches of different lengths, and so on – and I plan on making more along the same lines.