Sunday, September 23, 2012

European style beads

I've been experimenting with a new technique - capping and lining beads. Large hole eurpoean style beads are all the rage, and now I have created a few with hand stamped sterling silver caps. This first one is turquoise with, "this too shall pass" - one side in hebrew, and the other in english. It is strung on a braided leather bracelet with sterling ends. The end can unscrew to add more beads to the bracelet.
Here is an amethyst that says, "follow your dreams"
large hole amethyst 02
I think the beads look great simply strung on a sterling cable chain. Here is a jade bead that says, "be the change you wish to see"
I've been wearing, "this too shall pass" capped over a clear faceted crystal.
large hole crystal
Fun! A bit labor intensive, but fun!


oliviao said...

Lovely - love the jade one - surprise, surprise!!Great messages!

susie said...

AMAZing craftsmanship!