Sunday, August 2, 2009
Gardens + Studio II
A few more examples of the "Knot Bracelets" series (new working title...too clever?) The pale, greenish yellow jade is NOT strung on leather or linen but rather, jade beads alternate with embossed Thai silver tubes (with round beads in between to act as ball bearings) on sturdy Accuflex wire.
A collection of rutilated quartz lozenges in different muted, natural colors, is captured on knotted multiple strands of natural leather. I couldn't quite match this one with a plant or flower image this time around! However, for me it is reminiscent of a creek bed or the tide's edge when water darkens the stones to bring out lots of soft colors.
And finally, soft natural rose quartz beads in several different shapes on knotted pink leather with a kissing cousin of rose and cream quartz beads captured on knotted brown leather. For me, these soft pinks with just a touch of contrast provided by the dyed leather, reminded me of some of the pink flowers I've enjoyed in the garden the past few weeks.
These pieces, and a few others in this series, will soon be available in my Etsy shop, just in case you're interested in a closer look!