Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Bracelet Called "Squid"

When the bracelet is on, the large connecting bead, hanging with the tassel beads on the end, reminds me of a squid. The main part of the bracelet goes in waves, because the copper beads are smaller than the blue and the cream-colored beads. Length from fastener to fastener: 7". Overall length: 11 inches. Price: $55.00.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Shrimp-y Bracelet

Looks like shrimp veins in the lighter areas, and the shapes at either end remind me of shrimp, also. The colors are very organic and natural. The beads used are agates, amethysts, crystals, garnets and jaspers. The cord is 2-ply waxed linen, in brown. The toggle is antiqued gold, and the length from toggle to toggle is 7".  These things are rather labor-intensive. The clusters on either side are joined to the main part of the bracelet with macrame. The style of construction for the main part of the body is called "Indian bead weaving", and it's done on a loom. Price: $55.00.