Here is my entry for the challenge. I used gorgeous Red Carnelian Rounds, Sugilite shards, faceted Saphire Jade, Snakeskin Jasper, ceramic, glass and freshwater pearls and an antique brass chain.
I loved the intredients so much I made a bracelet...
First I'll say I can officially start putting weight on my foot. I'll tell you more later in this post, along with pictures. For those who want to know what I'm referring to you can check out this previous blog post.
My first attempt at making jewelry since having foot surgery. It took me most of the day working in short 10-15 minute bits, then elevating my foot so it won't swell.
It's actually a re-structuring of a necklace I made last year, but I turned up the volume quite a bit I think by adding beautiful Carved Carnelian Barrel beads I purchased at the NW Bead Bazaar last weekend and little brass spacers between each Ryolite Heishi giving it much more fluidity of movement.
I can't tackle the stairs so was unable to use my favorite area to take photos which is my greenhouse, so I had to set something up by a window and hope for the best.
I love this shot because the light hit the Carnelian just right and looks like they have light coming from within.
I also added 2 Unikite rounds to hold the pendant centered along the Heishi. I think the colors of these 3 stones play very nicely together.
Here are the Carnelian Earrings I made to coordinate.
Feels good to play with beads again!!