These two bracelets were both inspired by the same coral and gray ceramic beads with dramatically different results. The ceramic beads were handmade by a fabulous bead artist and I wish I remembered his name. I’ll have to search through some old records to see if I have any trace of it. He makes ceramic beads that have a quality about them that I really love and it would be awesome to be able to find him again.
Anyway, back to the bracelets. I made the bracelet below with the silver and wood beads first. I had three of the ceramic beads and the design just did not work if I tried to use them all. It worked with two beads so I had one of them left. I wanted to use it, they are just so gorgeous, and wanted to make something completely different. Part of the joy for me is in the creative process so I try to stretch and take different approaches with the same materials. I think I achieved what I set out to do – two very different bracelets that both accent and complement the same ceramic beads.