The turquoise beads that I've been pushing around my table are starting to take shape. This first installment is a twist bracelet with a slide clasp. The stones range from blues to greens in hue, and I mixed in a little dyed coral in a sky blue to balance it on the bluer side. I am not entirely happy with this one. It needs something ... perhaps a charm?
I am actually in search of more contrast with the beads. So back to the bead store (I know --- can you believe it --- an excuse to shop) to pick up even more turquoise rounds and a contrasting black jasper.
Fairly certain I will have several extra pieces of turquoise jewelry ending up on my Etsy site given the amount of turquoise I now have sitting in front of me. I'm hoping I have a few turquoise lovers out there.
I'll be back with the next installment and a revised bracelet pattern, along with a necklace and of course earrings. I'm probably going to have to create several pairs of earrings as I can't decide if I should go Southwestern, Boho, or use a touch of elegance with some pearls. Most likely I'll do all three and ask your advice! So check back ... and I'll have more for you to ponder with me in my turquoise quest.