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chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
I love to create one of a kind jewelry that is unique, different, and of course, beautiful. I work with several techniques and materials. I do wire wrapping, metal working, and beadweaving. Much of my work is for sale at my Etsy shop and my Zibbet shop (see link at the bottom of this profile.) You can also contact me directly. I have much more than is displayed in either shop. You can contact me through e-mail. I accept payment through PayPal. I'll also be happy to work with you on custom orders. Just tell me what you want and I'll try to accommodate. And thanks for looking! *Please note that these are my original designs and are copyrighted. Please do not copy my designs. Thank you for your artisic integrity and consideration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A recent work - for sale at a gallery

Here's a bracelet I recently made. It's not in my Etsy shop because it's currently on display at a local gallery.
This is another of my freeform designs. I began with 4 dichroic cabs which I encased in beaded bezels. Then, beginning with the largest cab, I added to the bezel and kept on going, I then attached to the next bezel, again adding many rows of beads between the two. Did this for the 3rd and 4th cabs as well. Then as I worked, I felt I needed something more for balance, so added the blue tube - which has embedded Swarovoski crystals.
I kept working the bracelet adding different types, sizes, and colors of beads until the bracelet said, "Stop! I'm done. Just add an edge to me and a clasp."
So, that's what I did. Beads used: Delicas-size 11; seed beads, size 11; cube beads, 3 and 3 mm; and size 15/o for the edging. Clasp is a copper toggle and bar.


Regal Beads said...

welcome back to the world of blog :)

Regal Beads said...

this bracelet is SOMETHING by the way!

EuphoriaMoonDesigns said...

I absolutely love this bracelet very nice work.

Jean Hutter said...

Claire this bracelet is just beautiful - I do love freeform and I really like the color of this one.

Marlaine said...

It's very cool Clair. I'd love to see more pictures of it. I want to turn it around and lay it out and have a better look! It's beautiful.

Dawn N said...

It's a beautiful piece. The colors are great. I like the way you added the picot edging to the cube beads for the edges.

Linda said...

Claire, I love the colors and form to this piece. Very dramatic!

Enchanted Beads said...

This is a lovely bracelet. I like the way you combined all the "ingredients". The color is great!

:-) MaryLou said...

Claire - It's great to see that you're posting in your blog again! And this bracelet is absolutely beautiful! :-)

Keep up the blogging!!!