Welcome to Ornament Thursday! This month's theme is BREW. Given the time of year, I couldn't help but think of witches' cauldrons. For me, the definitive witches hovering over a cauldron have to be the Weird Sisters from Macbeth, so I took part of my favorite quote from them - "By the pricking of my thumbs / Something wicked this way comes" - as my inspiration for this piece.
To start, I stamped a heavy PMC ring and toggle bar with the words "SOMETHING WICKED" and "this way comes", respectively. Given the size of the resulting clasp, I decided I could make a hefty piece (which is usually my preference for bracelets). The faceted onyx drop is a whopping 30mm x 20mm. I used 16mm shell pearl (pearl that has been crushed and reconstituted) dyed blood red for the main part of the bracelet. The fantastic borosilicate glass bead is by Sarah Moran. I added one of my small skully charms with smaller faceted onyx beads to finish the piece.
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I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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