Thursday, January 21, 2010

Four New Bracelet Designs...


In these four bracelet designs, I've used a wide variety of materials. I used clasps and spacers from my family at Green Girl Studios, polymer from Pam Wynn and Christi Friesen, ceramic from Keith O'Connor, resin from Natural Touch Beads, lampwork glass from Patti Cahill of Dyed in the Fire, Leila Garras of Maebeads, Debbe Hull of Coast to Coast Beads, and Bronwen Heilman of Ghostcow, chain from Ornamentea, Swarovski crystal pearls from Fusion Beads, stones and pearls from Talisman Associates Inc. and Bead Trust, and silver and bronze from Saki Silver.

8 comments:

Lorelei said...

Love your color combinations! That Lion focal is cool is that from Christi Friesen?

Pearl and Pebble said...

These are wonderful! The last bracelet is my favorite - love the ocean theme. Those blues are so pretty and I really like the round textured "amoeba" bead one the end!

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks! Bright, right? Or rather, brightER.

The Lion head focal is cool, isn't it? Can you believe it's polymer? Looks like ancient Egyptian faience. And yep, it's from Christi.

Rose said...

So pretty! The bottom one reminds me of the ocean in winter because of the clasp and the pale blue colors. Very lovely.

My fave is the one above it. The green, gold, and copper look really good together.

TesoriTrovati said...

I love the flow from one side to the other Andrew! I don't know why, but I have a hard time doing bracelets and I love to see how you and others accomplish it! Enjoy the day! Erin

Joan Tucker said...

Andrew, love the bracelets.
Hope you get help with the tooth issue; going to Tucson with an aching tooth would be NO fun.

Posted a bunch of photos of new work that I sending to you via Kate M. They are pretty darn amazing if I say so myself. All of our research gave us some new shapes and the influence o African and Asian artifacts definitely makes for some interesting design possibilities. Again thanks for adding us to your remarkable booth.
Pick a piece as a gift before you put anything out. Stay well and safe travels. Joan T

lunedreams said...

I especially love the green and orange one.

Jeannie said...

OH MY love them. I missed your sale..S*** My computer CRASHED..twice. My intentions were good.