Quite a busy chainmaille week going here for the last week of January 2014. Standard Open Rounds with Swarovski Bicones, Romanov Earrings with pearls, Snow and Ice Earrings with Bicones, a new weave called " Vetrebrae ", and the starting of " There Be Dragons......Dragon Weave " of course.
I also became darn intent on teaching myself " Leather Wrap Bracelets "....... I found a great tutorial at
Fusion Beads... : http://www.fusionbeads.com/Wrapped-Cord-Bracelet and sat with my first wrap bracelet.
I used a antique vintage murano glass button but am very pleased with the results. Needless to say, I've ordered more Leather Cording and multiple colors.
This is the test piece and I see double and triple wrapped bracelets on the horizon.
Completed another 27mm Swarovski Rivoli with matching earrings with a size 15 Simple Spiral rope with handmade clasp. I call it " Snowy Egret ". With the white it is a tad difficult to get a good photograph but I'll keep trying.
And to complete the weekly pieces... Cabbing at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club.
A beautiful piece of Azurite with Malachite: This will be my Bead Embroidery Sample that I teach at the
Florida Jewelry Artists Retreat next weekend. I cabbed this with a little thickness for Bead Embroidery.
And I completed a wonderful 48mm Oval of Moss Agate. When you shine a light through the back it is just
stunning. After pondering, I developed a way to keep the backing of the Bead Embroidery cut to see the light through this stone. I would not like to loose the beauty of this Cabachon. You can see each piece of