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Today is a special day...because two of my favorite people were born on this day.  So...Happy Birthday Nicole and Jesse!  Wishing you two the very best...ALWAYS!!!

Now back to creativity!!!

I picked up some labadorite and peridot stones a while back for a bracelet.  A particular design had been in my brain for quite some time.  I had all the get on with it, yes!? thing that paralyzes me is if the stones are high quality, and if I am using large amounts of silver, I become fearful of messing up, and so the stones just sit, and sit, and sit.  Anyway I decided that it did not matter if I mess up and jumped right on in!

First I had to make some silver end beads as a clasp.
I liked how they came out.  They were about 1/2" in diameter, textured, domed, and patinated.

Then I wire wrapped a thousand beads with silver wire!  Ha...not really...only 100!
Just a little peek of the silver clasp.
Now it needed a little edge to it so some skulls were in order!
Ice by Kalaya Steede
That is better!  You can see the fire in the stones now.  I would of liked this one for myself but it went up north to a wonderful Rock Star!

Next was the peridot bracelet.  Brass oh yeah!  I do adore brass.
Envy by Kalaya Steede
This bracelet emanates warmth for me. Hand made etched brass clasp by moi!
To protect the wearer from envy, anger, and resentment.
The skulls were swapped out for some lotus bells.  Sorry no picture.  I did it on the fly and it was then swept away!

I really do love making these railroad bracelets.  Very meditative to wire wrap beads...especially after you get the hang of it!  hehehe!

Have a great Saturday everyone! 


  1. i like what you are doing here... and i understand your fear of wasting silver... but just hang on to it if you ever have to cut a wrap off - there are ways to reuse! wish i could have seen the lotus bells!


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