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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Dessert Soup!

    So, I finally got around to putting together a piece using Linda's oranges. I'm extra happy with the way it turned out even though I didn't get it done in time for the first reveal. You might remember that Linda lives in Southern California so the lampwork oranges are just perfect.

    I paired them with a ton of beads from all my very favorite artists using the brightest oranges, yellows, reds and greens. The result is a really eye-catching-ready-for-summer bracelet.

 The piece started with the clasp. I've had that bead for awhile, it's purpose just sort of eluded me. I like the look of multi strands of beads with the cone shaped cap but I don't really do multi. So, I did the next best thing - I used the cone shaped bead as my hook - I love that it gives the piece a nice start with a unique shape. The rest of it is connected beads with lots of tid bits in between each one. I like that it has movement and color and whimsy. I also like the versatility of a hook clasp, one size fits all!

Thanks again to Linda for the amazing pile of beads that she sent - I had such a good time!
 In case you're not familiar with the rest of the artists - here's everyone's websites:
My Partner - Linda Djokic -Lutka & Co - maker of awesome lampwork
My Elements Yvonne is my go-to for fun, colorful, unique shapes.
Tanya McGuire - Lampwork Artist I'm just crazy about these little wrapped glass beads, and the colors!
Laura Critchfield - Chestnut Ridge Designs One of my all time favorite lampworkers!
Bergamini Beads Furnace glass in the most amazing colors, patterns and shapes.
Parawire  I love colored wire. Parawire makes great colored copper wire in a million colors and sizes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sharing a Cool Site

 This will be a quickie post -

    I saw this on another chat and thought it was something that really should be shared. It's a great chart for figuring out sizes for different bracelets. It even has sizes for men and children.

Ta Da! - Enjoy!
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