This was a complete experiment, inspired by the Fall 2009 issue of Belle Armoire magazine. I cut about 6 lengths of bronze wire, balled one end, added a few beads, balled the other end, then carefully wrapped around the leather. Three are sold, but I still get nervous starting another one!
This is one version of the earrings.
"The Pueblo at Rimrock"
Didn't want you to miss all the silver in the clasp on this one. I was picturing a woman sitting near her pueblo and braiding all the strands, which are waxed linen.
This is the lovely Ellen, who purchased the necklace as her "Applefest Gift to Herself"!
We were at Blue Vista Farm in Bayfield for the Applefest weekend, it was a wonderful time!
The Red Creek Jasper with great little nuggets and rondelles. It deserves a better photo!
The pendant looks as if it were cut from a high bluff.
"Rimrock Fire Dance"
More Red Creek Jasper with copper and leather.
"The Colorado Fourteeners" Series
I just started this series, based on inspiration from the fourteen peaks in Colorado that are more than 14,000 feet high. We've seen about half of them, all majestic, of course!
"La Plata Peak", Elev. 14, 336'
"Little Bear Peak", Elev. 14,037'
These two were designed with men in mind, and that's who bought them, but they looked great on women, too!
"The Siskiwit Bay Series"
This is planned for next summer, just for a shop on Siskiwit Bay, Lake Superior.
The sawgrass that grows along the beach, part of the inspiration.
We were able to swim in Lake Superior in July!
Thanks so much for your visit. Your comments on series of jewelry, or any subject, are most welcome!