Sunday, October 2, 2011

Full Circle

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. 

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5 comments:

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Your work is amazing!

Gail said...

Thanks Millie!!

Eva Sherman said...

I always love to see well chosen beads act as an accent to personal art pieces. Job well done Gail!

Gail said...

Thanks Eva!!

Katie Hanrahan said...

love the way you mix it, girl!