Sunday, April 18, 2010

French Bracelets!!

I was inspired by this gorgeous flower focal yesterday. It was made by LeAnn of Summers Studio.  She was one of the first two artists I ever bought beads from and I continue to purchase beads from her now because of her talent and the quality of her pieces.

 I made the bracelet with eyepins and rose quartz. Very simple but elegant. I wanted continuity on this piece so you could really focus on the Beautiful flower bead as the centre piece. I added a tiny antiqued brass bee charm for a touch of whimsy, the charm came from FabBeads on Etsy.  I of course added it to my Etsy shop yesterday afternoon, so please have a look at "La Fleur et L'abeille".

This one is in a similar style but has one of my own charms added to it. You can always find more charms in this style in my other Etsy shop More Skye Jewels. I pulled the green from the dress for the beads and the pink from her cheeks. The little butterfly reflects the colours in the bracelet and adds a little sparkle.

You can find it in my Etsy shop "La Dame et le Papillon" I was feeling a little French, can you tell? Of course that is not a hard feat, since I am French ;)

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Barbara Lewis said...

I really love these new pieces, especially La Dame et le Papillon and the fact you used different colored beads. Are the bead jade?

Kristen said...

Really pretty Marie! I love the french names, even though I can't pronounce them! What is the English translation for your pieces?

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks Barbara, the pink beads are rose quartz and the green I think are also quartz but I bought them unlabeled ages ago.

Thanks Kristen, the names translated are "The lady and the Butterfly" and "The Flower and the Bee" I imagine you can figure out which is which ;)


Joella said...

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Jen V. said...

These are so pretty and elegant. They definitely make me feel Francaise. :)

SummersStudio said...

Marie, I love both of these bracelets. I love how you've kept them simple and elegant. Thanks for making my little sakura bead look so lovely. It is always a treat to see what you do with my humble beads.

Studio Sylvia said...

Gorgeous. Dekicate in appearance.

Studio Sylvia said...

Oops! that should read delicate.