This was the state of things on August 4th -
This is when I got sidetracked with a bit of wire work, which resulted in this:
By Friday things had just gotten out of hand - I had at least 6 more projects in various stages of work spread all over the worktable:
And the most recent result is this:
I love this. Seriously. I'm going to set all the other projects aside and really explore this one.
This is my favorite kind of bracelet - a big, fat, wide statement bangle. I recently unearthed a small stash of magatamas and drops, which were acquired so long ago I can't remember what I wanted them for. They are PERFECT for this. I was inspired by something I came across on Pinterest - the ceramic work of Japanese artisan, Takuro Kuwata - specifically his "drip" series of vessels, and this vessel in particular:
Ain't it cool? Welp, these beads ain't gonna weave themselves -