I've been playing with color this week, and I can't stop. Here's a progress shot of a Japanese chainmaille weave bracelet using anodized niobium rings.
And finished (except for a clasp)
Then I tried making a small component using sterling silver and anodized aluminum.
And I like them so much that they sort of started multiplying....
I think I prefer the rows of color fading rather than one color in the middle and a different color around the perimeter. What do you think?
Each of these components measures about 3/4" x 1 1/8" and would make wonderful links. What would use use them for?
I received delicious soup from my partner Shari Replogle. I love the bag she sent it in.
Here's a group shot of the soup:
The focal is a piece of transferware (I think that's what Shari called it...I don't have my cheat sheet to check) from the 18th century that she made into this lovely bird focal. It's my favorite color too.
I absolutely adore the etched bullet casings and the domed discs. LOVE THEM! The clasp is so pretty.
And if that wasn't enough, she also sent some gorgeous coordinating beads.
And since Shari has received her soup from me, I can share what I sent.
The focal is a lampwork infield antique key and the clasp is a super cute sterling silver toggle I bought a long time ago. I don't remember where I got it. I sent a few lampwork beads and lampwork headpins along with some coordinating Czech glass, swarovskis, seed beads, hand dyed silk ribbon, and some wire lentils. I can hardly wait to see what Shari makes!