Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pearl Cuff - Work in Progress

What is my project this week? I am working a shell pearl cuff.

I had placed an order back in August to Firemountain Gems. While shopping for items for a custom piece, I ran across a Shell Pearl Mix. I am a sucker for mixes. I do love this mix. There is no color order, so I am not working with a fall palette, or a warm palette. The types of shell pearls are also random - pastels and bold colors, shiney and matte finishes. It is like a big scoop of pearl pleasure!

I let the beads fall out of the package in a random order and wire wrapped them into a copper wire frame. Then added seed beads for accent.

There are still holes in the design that will be filled with more copper wire, beads and crystals.

What have you been working on this week?

1 comment:

  1. I really like this! I am a sucker for mixes, also. Have you tried the Bosses Bead Bag on Fire Mountain? It is like a giant surprise bag. A little bit of everything. Some stuff is plastic, but it is still worth the price.