I've got a new jewelry ensemble in the works, and it utilizes my first set of hollow beads that I ever made.
The bead set being used, "Deep Purple", has been rolled in a wonderful frit which gives thema mottled and varied hue; the set also includes coordinating disk beads. I'm so anxious to show it off to you, but I've just started it tonight.
The new ensemble will be a necklace and matching bracelet created in chain mail.
I've been thinking about taking this set of beads out of my shop for a while since I have been visualizing using it a new design, but I wasn't sure if the design in my head would come out looking right or not once it was put together.
I evaluated several different construction techniques and ruled out several of them until I settled on the chain mail design connecting beaded components on sterling silver wire.
I should have the two pieces done by the end of the weekend, and I can't wait to show it to you.
Until then, I hope you have a great Friday!