Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adornments for your Wrist!

I have heard it said that if you can't decide on a one piece of jewelry that you should always go for the wrist! This is because the wrist is the thinnest part of your body and so to adorn this particular area draws the eye to it and away from perhaps less "desirable" areas. I tend to agree. I find that somehow I feel more elegant with a well adorned wrist that most other things I could add to my outfit. So without further ado, Adornments for your wrist!!
The first picture is named "Mermaids tail" because of the mix of Czech glass used. The cut sides of the glass beads remind me of the shimmery scales on the tail of one of these mythical creatures. The second photo is named "Monet's Garden" Thanks to someone on my Facebook page I found this name to be more suitable than what I had originally picked out. I love the soft colours of the Czech glass leaves and flowers mixed with the earthy and warm copper.

I used this fabulous clasp a second time to create this warm and rich piece. I love making a little something for every taste, whether simple or complex, colourful or muted, smooth or textured... the possibilities are endless and so I create from my heart and let the designs come out in whatever way they shall. I used brown/gold tones in this one, also made of Czech glass. I did three simple strands in separate rows unlike the first where I intertwined the rows. It lays quite smoothly on your wrist!

This is the crowning glory of the day! Over 4 hours of wire wrapping! A mix of Czech glass in clear with AB finish, deep blue Ocean colours mixed with the earthy tones of the copper. I named it "Ocean Spray"! This is what I felt as I was creating it! I could hear the waves in my head and see the salt spray of the waves crashing on the beach. I have always loved watching the ocean, I live by the mountains so I don't get to enjoy it very often, but as a child I enjoyed the Atlantic Ocean very much with it's tides and rocky sand beaches.

I hope you can take these images with you and be inspired to bring your own surroundings and memories into creation through whatever form of art you use. I wish I could paint, I would create a scarf with the Ocean Spray and the mermaids tail... I am really loving scarves lately, not sure why but they make me smile ;)

Have a great week! {and don't forget to create something!!}

Marie

12 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh wow, Mermaids Tail is spectacular!! So is Ocean Spray and all the others. Beautiful job Marie!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Those are really pretty Marie, The clasps are awesome. My fav is the top one. Ocean spray. Great inspiration. Going to the coast next week. I think I will pick up some of that inspiration.

redwitch said...

Hi,
All the bracelets are so pretty but particularly like the two with the gorgeous clasps:)

Anonymous said...

I left you a message on your facebook just a few minutes ago..I went onto your Etsy page to try and find a price on the "Monet's Garden" bracelet..I didnt see it listed. I was just wondering if you had a chance to post the prices of these new beauties yet..

Regina said...

Just lovely, my favorite is Monet's garden.

Martha said...

I love all of the bracelets. I don't think I could pick a favorite!

Barbara Lewis said...

These are soooo beautiful!

maneki said...

Beautiful bracelets! I especially like the two first ones. The top bracelet have a gorgeous colour and bead mix. The second one is just so dreamy and romantic.

JustATish said...

Amazing!!!!

Art by Lisi said...

All of them are beautiful Marie!

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks so much for all the lovely comments! :)

Gold Charm Bracelet said...

Very nice ensemble of beads clustered to create a very novel and beautiful look.The colors muted also appeal to the eyes.