When I started making jewelry, I created beaded necklaces...seed beads, Czech glass, silver daisy spacers. My signature style was three-stranded necklaces. They were verrrry symmetrical.
I moved on to making bracelets and necklaces with lampwork beads. I still have a number of pieces that I want to put up on Etsy. And I have a ton of lampwork beads I still need to do something with.
When I started working with bronze metal clay, I felt like I had really found my voice. Over the past three years it has evolved little by little. This weekend it felt like I came fill circle. When I go to the bead store I'm still drawn by the beads and recently I picked up a few strands and they ended up in this piece.
And this piece.....where I mixed up the beads with chain and bronze accent pieces.