Monday, March 10, 2008

Forget-Me-Nots - Sapphire and Pearl Bracelet

I decided that this year I would try to diversify a little and do some different pieces, rather than just earrings! This is quite a simple piece design-wise - but involved many, many hours of patient coiling and wrapping!!

I made the links with sterling wire, soldered together, then coiled with fine wire and wrapped again with tiny peacock freshwater pearls. I attached chain in between the links with more wrapping, then added clusters of peacock pearls, white Swarovski pearls, and gorgeous faceted sapphires.

I have forget-me-nots growing wild in my garden that keep self-seeding each year, I'm never quite sure where they're going to turn up! I'm hoping this piece has the same humble charm :-)


Clare said...

Such a stunning bracelet, absolutely gorgeous!

Gemheaven said...

Its beautiful Maz!!


Maz I really admire all your work it shows such amazing attention to detail. It's all stunning !

Coburg Crafts said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maz. And such a lot of work in it.

Melissa M (Lagaz) said...

Maz, this is beautiful! I am so jealous :) The soldering really has opened up new shapes for your work. Do you find the soldered pieces stronger than wired together pieces?
I love the bracelet, very different in what you usually concentrate on, and the colours are wonderful. Keep it up!
Melissa M

Maz Simpson said...

Thank you everyone, I'm planning on doing more bracelets I really enjoyed making this! :)

Melissa - thank you, yes I'm finding the soldered pieces are much stronger! I tend still to do a bit of both, but the option is always there :)


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