Of Agates and Gifts

Birthdays are special occasions. Time for celebrations with family and friends, and for giving gorgeous gifts!

Client requested a gift that was equally chic as it was unique. This combo featured gold luster leather cord for both the bracelet and necklace.

The timeless design of the bracelet and its versatility makes a sure bet for any day of the week. The three strand design gives robust support for the delicate coral-hued agate, with its large veins throughout. The brass toned clasp makes it easy to close. There are a number of gold components including two spiral gold spacers which are wire-wrapped on either side of the focal agate.

The statement necklace is equally striking. The coral-hued stone is up front and center and is securely wire-wrapped onto a single cord. On either side are strategic embellishments – Tibetan dzi agates, spiral spacers and caramel-coloured glass discs. To fasten the necklace, one end of the gold cord forms a loop which is placed over a glass bead. Continue reading

Project: Get to work!

I am not one to rush a project.

I can take a while to decide what I want to do with a string of beads. So often there are just too many ideas and it is very difficult to decide on what theme, components, colour scheme, etc.

You might recall that earlier this month, I blogged on the selection of beads from the Bead Bazaar in Miami, FL.

The next series of posts shows several bracelets made from this lot, catering to both guys and gals.

Unless otherwise indicated, the pieces showcased are on sale at the prices listed.

As usual, I welcome your feedback. Leave me your comments or orders here. Or, email me at tasha76d@gmail.com.

Thank you!!

—Tasha, UYJ