The idea for this bracelet started with the center component – a black and white enamel link. 

I wanted to create a design that really complemented it and showed it off.  Initially  I thought I would make a bracelet with both black and white beads; the enamel link said otherwise.  Any other white bead I tried to introduce competed with it.  I didn’t want the rest of the beads to be all black, it just wouldn’t be visually interesting enough.  So, I added interest with lustrous touches of crystal and hematite.  The black and white enamel link is happy and I am happy.

Enameling is something I would love to learn.  Until then, I will happily use the works of others.  I found this very pretty enamel link on beading supplies.