Monday, September 7, 2009

Two heads are better than one...

I think that in general seed beaders have a hard time figuring out what to do with art beads, and rightly so. It's difficult because most seed bead projects are all about the tiny little glass beads and it's so easy to use them for everything. Don't have a cute little clasp? Make one! Need a pendant for that beaded rope? Create one!...So, when I get the chance to stretch my creativity and work with beautiful handmade beads and components I jump at the chance.
Which is exactly what happened when I pulled these connectors from Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay out of the stash.

I was drawn to the little glazed lines that she had created in the clay and I wanted the bracelet to reflect those lines. The bracelet is kind of in the "negative" from the connectors because the color of the lines is the buttercream and not the translucent blue. For the clasp, I joined the connectors to each other and then to the bracelet. Two beaded toggles finish off the bracelet. I wore it yesterday for a couple of hours and it wears really well.

Hope you had a good Labor Day!


  1. Beautiful bracelet!! Nice thinking outside the box.

  2. This looks so great! I love how the lines work together!