Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bracelet Challenge

When I saw KJ’s Bracelet Challenge with the beautiful bug photos I kne­w in an instant that the bracelet I was going to make would have to be from those beautiful beads. I purchased these beads over a year ago because their colors took my breath away. The round beads are resin and the ovals are stone, but I never found out what kind. The golden beads are AB faceted Czech glass and the leaves are dyed mother of pearl.

I choice this photograph for my inspiration.

Not only was I thoroughly inspired by these really cool bugs, I found more information about them. They are called Tortoise Beetles or Bindweed Beetles and this particular variety is found in Nicaragua (LINK ).

Here’s my bracelet for the challenge.
I love a challenge, don’t you?


Marie Cramp said...

That is a fantastic bracelet!! And the beads...I can see what caught your eye, wow!


TesoriTrovati said...

I really like how you combined these beads. Those little leaf shaped beads really evoke the feeling of the beetle shapes. Well done! I hope I have time to play along! Enjoy the day! Erin

SummersStudio said...

Perfectly reflects those beatles and this is a really lovely bracelet. Well done!

Lisa Crone said...

Wow, I am very impressed. What a fabulous job! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is one beautiful bracelet! The colours of the different beads work together perfectly, as if they were made just for one another and for this piece of jewelry. And the little leaf dangle adds a really cute touch. I love it!

Anonymous said...

lovely interpretation!

Ruralrose said...

Congratulations what a bracelet and what a prize! peace for all

Narrative jewelry said...

Congratulations, your bracelet is just awesome. Beautiful and vibrant colors. Love the way you combined all styles of beads, and the so cute little leaves.