Instead, Sally Russick, of the Studio Sublime, decided to challenge us to find the beauty in winter and get our creativity flowing.
The challenge could not have come at a better time. I had recently purchased this bracelet blank from Sharyl of Sharyl's Jewelry.
It reminded me of icicles glittering in the sun on winter's day. You know those days .. inches of snow on the ground, a bit cold, but so sunny that you don't care.
(Please take some time to visit Sharyl's artfire shop. In addition to wonderful components, Sharyl also sells gorgeous finished jewelry.)
I wanted to do something special with Sharyl's bracelet blank. I tried a few things that didn't quite work out. Then it hit me. I made a simple peyote band and added crystal ice drops to the edges.
Then, I started to have fun. I made curled peyote strips on the edges of the band, sweeping onto the metal part.
I'll pretend that the beaded curls are snow and ice drifting along.
The metal blank is nestled in all the twists and turns of the peyote strips.
Of course, after I attached the oval toggle, I realized that a ruffled band coming from the edge of the bracelet would have made a great closure. Oh, well. There is always next time.
Sally, thank you for a wonderful challenge.
Please take a few minutes to see what the other participants made. You won't be disappointed.
Sally Russick (our host)
Tanya Goodwin - you are here