I was lucky enough to be picked my Melissa, of Chinook Jewelry, to be a blog partner for this month! Melissa sent me two items – the round floral disc and the beautiful two-toned butterfly! When I got them, I knew they would probably be dangles on bracelets, and I knew I wanted to include my own lampwork beads in the designs. I sat and waited until they all spoke to me for a bit, and then inspiration hit!
In the first photo, you see her beautiful round floral disc. I used some gorgeous stones I got in a bead swap, and my own lampwork beads. I accented the stones with very small sterling saucer beads. I accented my lampwork beads with some brass filigree beads. The clasp is in a swirl pattern, which matches the swirls on the ceramic disc. I really love how this one turned out- I don’t use pink tones too often, but I love how the darker colors of the stones and brass really brings everything together!
In the second photo, you see her beautiful butterfly! Again, I wanted to use my own lampwork, so I made some more of the beads that I have had available in my etsy store. I used some pretty filigree antiqued copper bead caps, and some antiqued copper chain, all of which I think brings out the beauty in the contrasting colors in the butterfly. The clasp is simple so as not to take away from the butterfly or the lampwork beads.
I really had fun creating these pieces with Melissa’s pieces and hope I get a chance to do this again! Visit her online store to find some wonderful pieces for yourself!