It is now officially Spring, and I am loving it! Thank goodness I live in a place with four seasons, since the change into each one seems to rejuvenate me. Spring here in Washington is beautiful; the cherry blossoms are everywhere and they are truly beautiful (I'll have some cherry blossom bracelets up soon). Our daffodils started blooming about three weeks ago. I don't know about you, but I'm sleeping with the windows cracked so the cool night air can come in (forget the pollen count!) and I've been cleaning everything in the house. I have found some time to make some new jewelry, including the bracelets that you see on the page today.
Above, a handmade bracelet that is truly unique combines emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and amethysts for a different looks. Tiny little flower charms from the Thai Karen Hill Tribes are at intervals around the bracelet.
I recently found these gorgeous blue lace agate faceted nuggets at a favorite source; they have a high polish and beige and brown "skin" at one end. The artist's lampwork glass beads are some of my favorites. Karen Hill Tribes sterling swirl and arrow charms are at three places on the bracelet.
The rest of the bracelets today are made of moonstones.When many people think of moonstones, they only think of the rainbow moonstone with its "flash", but moonstone comes in many colours. The first bracelet, below, is made entirely of moonstones with sterling silver and artist's lampwork beads. The dark greenish-grey faceted nuggets are moonstones as are the white faceted nuggets. I love the dragonfly toggle clasp.
The next three moonstone bracelets are made from dusky peachy-pink faceted moonstones of different sizes. First, large faceted nuggets are complemented by a single special moonstone artist's lampwork bead.
If you look carefully at the pictures,you can see that these moonstones have a gleam to them, so while they may not exhibit the "flash" of rainbow moonstone, they have a pretty sheen to them and a flash that is the same colour as the stones themselves.
Below, this moonstone bracelet has gorgeous silver studded artist's lampwork beads with a frostiness that goes perfectly with the moonstones.
The last moonstone bracelet features smaller faceted rectangles with a gorgeous sheen and plenty of sterling silver.
I hope you are enjoying these Spring days as much as I am!