It has been a long time since I have had a good inspirational moment while making jewelry. I love when inspiration pops into my head out of no where. Don't you?
I was sitting on my living room floor trying to match colors to create a design. Group after group of beautiful beads and I had nothing. It's so frustrating to have no ideas coming in when you are in a creative mood. Upset, I decided to take a break. Then, as I began to zoned out on some t.v. the idea started to trickle into my head. Why not use chain with the beads in my design. What a revelation! Well, it was for me. You see, I was stuck in a bead only rut. Nothing wrong with that. I love stringing. I just needed something different.
So, I took out my jewelry chain and then thought about my new favorite color, turquoise. Small obsession nothing to worry about...yet. I took the wonderful turquoise glass pearls out the baggie and added them to my design board. The white shell coins came next, then the white pearls and crystal bicones. Let's not forget the amazonite chips. After that assembly was a snap along with a couple of pinches on my finger from the pliers. Ouch!
It's one of my favorite pieces. I'm very proud of it and hope you like it too. This piece reminds me of the ocean and how we all need to stop and spend a little time appreciate the things that we miss when we are busy in our regular daily lives. Have a beautiful day.