Friday, December 28, 2012

Siamese Cat Cuff

I just finished this cuff bracelet for my mom's birthday.  She has 5 Siamese cats of the seven that live with her now.   I added some really high quality lapis lazuli cabochons and two flower lapis cabs.  The other beads are glass seed beads and some czech  glass faceted beads.  I'm trying to mix it up a bit with sizes of beads, especially using smaller beads.  It's easier to make smaller designs with smaller beads.  My next project is citrine cabs with green glass and white marble cabs.  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another finish....

Another cuff I've been working on since right after Thanksgiving.  It's taking me 10-12 days to finish a cuff bracelet.  This one I got 1/3 done and decided I didn't like it, so I removed all the beads and started over.  I worked on it pretty diligently.  It has a stone called "Merlinite" which, obviously I had to have because of my special cat, Merlin.  Merlinite is really a dentdritic opal mined in Mexico.  I love the look of the the three stones I used in this cuff.

Next up in bead embroidery, I will be working on a special B'day present for my mom.  Pictures in a few weeks.