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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Patriotic Jewelry - 4th of July - Independence Day - New Jewelry to Celebrate!!

I have been very busy working with my siblings on my Dad's estate this month, but I have managed to make a few new pieces designed to adorn for the 4th of July celebration just around the corner.  My Mom surprised me by saying that she wanted a set like this one - she doesn't wear much jewelry, but I am happy to make her a set of her own.

And, my last contribution to this year's 4th of July theme is this amazing charm bracelet. 

When I pictured the finished piece in my mind, it didn't look this good.  I love it when that happens.  The colors in these beads and the variety of shapes and sizes makes it really full and its "song" is lovely.

I made the base chain from 20 gauge copper and linked the links together so it will not come apart.  I'm not sure if that is a good idea or not.  If something was to really grab it, it wouldn't give and so the wrist could be damaged.  I think there is a plus and minus evaluation to be made when considering using closed connections versus open connections.

What do you think?


Mischelle said...

I definitely like the fact that the links are together that way.. I would much rather hurt my wrist than break a piece this fun.. hehheee. The charm bracelet is simply perfect. I love the patriotic flowers and the beads coming out the bottom..

Kepi said...

I love your 4th of July jewelery, you will look amazing, the bracelet did turn out spectacular.

Sharon Driscoll said...

Nice job on the patriotism of the jewelry Jean. They're glorious. Don't ask me why but I haven't even got annual flowers out yet - let alone to be thinking about 4th of July.

nancy john said...

i like ideal jewelry

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