As I was going through my inventory in March, I noticed a serious lack of playful colors in my beadwork, particularly among my bracelets. So I sat to work on making a few sets of bright, happy bead crochet bangles. This is the first of those sets. Bead crochet worked with Japanese glass seed beads and connected with lead-free pewter spacers and glass crow beads.
These colors just make me happy.
Wall of Turquoise
I've been working on this cuff for quite some time. At last I made myself sit down and finish it. My inspiration came from a tiny photo insert in an article about turquoise in a back-issue of Ornament Magazine. It was a photo of a brooch that came from an archeological dig and that's all I can recall. The photo reminded me of a wall I saw in the ruins in Aztec, New Mexico and I merged the two impressions into this cuff bracelet. It has several types of turquoise disks and nuggets, and a very special sterling silver/turquoise connector.