The other week my sister sent me some beads, and said 'make me a bracelet and earrings with these'...OK. Chums on FB seemed to like them, and so I got a commission, 'something like that, but really dark purple'... Hmm. So, trawled through a few bead shops (now, THERE was a hardship) and used a couple of techniques from Louise's wire-working class at Jewellery Maker last week, and came up with... (the flash wasn't right... better piccies below...)
The bangle on Memory wire is agate beads - big ones - with flash silver spacer beads.
The link bracelet, with matching earrings, was a bit more interesting. I made the enhanced figure 8 links from silver plated wire, and attached 'charms' to them.
I used head pins and eye pins to hold the beads, which are a mix of onyx, tourmaline, and agate.
The clasp is also silver flash.
Matching earrings with tourmaline and agate, on 925 silver shepherds crooks.
One small matchbox made with a Sizzix die, and 3 gems...Voila! My first commission - one happy customer, and maybe the start of actually USING and selling what I buy, rather than stroking it!!
Hope you like!