My last couple of posts have been on the serious side, so I thought it time to lighten up a bit.
How about I display some new beaded jewelry pieces, created during a recent day of thunderstorms?
1) This bracelet would be a good choice for a Notre Dame football weekend! It’s comprised of 10 silver clover/shamrocks, interspersed with 11 4mm round green aventurines (a good luck stone that stimulates creativity and intelligence). A silver toggle clasp completes the item.
2) These 3 1/4 inch long earrings each feature two 6mm faceted silver beads, an antique long silver connector, and two 6mm ecru-hued pearls with a silver daisy spacer. A fishhook ear wire starts the dangling process. Over time, pearls have become symbols of purity and innocence and often are sewn into bridal gowns.
3) Sapphire is my birthstone, so I love making jewelry featuring it. These earrings are three inches long. Each contains three 6mm sapphire bicones, one 4mm round hematite, silver spacers, an antique silver connector, and a fishhook ear wire. Oh, by the way, sapphire is said to open one’s mind to beauty and love, while hematite reduces stress, calms, and soothes.
4) These chandelier earrings measure 3 inches in length. From each antique silver flower petal dangle four drops made from two 4mm round turquoise stones separated with an antique silver tube bead. Another healing stone, turquoise attracts friendship and happiness while dispelling guilt.
5) Did you know Oct. 2 is Guardian Angels’ Day?? Well, neither did I, but perhaps there’s such a thing as serendipity! These 3-inch long dangle earrings each contain one 6mm round faceted crystal bead flanked by 2mm round silver spacers. A 1 1/2-inch silver teardrop encases an amethyst angel with antique silver wings. A fishhook ear wire completes the piece. These make the sweetest tinkling sound when you move your head, too. Amethyst is said to relieve depression, to promote serenity and spirituality — a good choice for an angel, don’t you think?