This is the most expensive piece that I have in my inventory. I just finished the braided Spiral necklace for it. I have had this 13karat stone for 18-20 years. It is beautifully encased by a sturdy solid Sterling Silver with a wide bale. The stone was $350.00 when I bought it and I have never worn it. It just needed the extra spark and pizazz that the rope has given it. Notice the closure is a peyote stitch around the ropes and has an "S" hook to complete the whole piece. I have come down on the stone but it is well worth the price! (Inside the bale it tells you the size and weight.)
I have made another "Fringed Caged Bead" necklace. There is a hold on the other one I had recently made so I wanted one of my own. This necklace takes hours and hours of work but it is soooo well worth the effort. I made this one with smaller beads and not so much bling. What do you think? Go back on my other older blogs (or look on the "favorites" to the right ) and you will see the difference between them. I think I would like to try this in blues next time.
This bracelet is called the "Flat Cellini " and it is designed by a great bead shop called "On the Rocks". It is just down the road from me and my hubby is sorry that it is so close. I wanted to show you how it "bumps" up and makes it 3 dimensional. The colors are a rusted copper with a silver bling. I really liked making this one and it was relatively easy for me. This pattern is a keeper and I will make it again and again out of different colors to show you how the color and size of beads changes the pattern dramatically.
I am doing this blog in sections because I do not know how to arrange the pics with the wording, but I am learning, so please bare with me. This "Crystal Road" pattern is designed by my wonderful instructor& friend, BJ Kahn, but I added alot to it and it is much wider than hers. I off set the one band from the other so that I could put a button on each half and it crosses over itself to close. I think it is one of the most comfortable bracelets I have ever made. The buttons are antique because they go perfectly with this blue on blue sparkle piece!