Monday, February 11, 2013

Featured Artisan :: Lesley Watt of THEAtoo

Back in December Lesley was celebrating her 1000th sale of her Etsy shop called THEAtoo. She announced a giveaway on her blog The Gossiping Goddess (isn't that the best name for a blog!). And I was lucky enough to win! 








I already created a pair of earrings with the gorgeous bronze headpins. This is the second piece I made using the bronze bracelet bar that she designed from a real oak leaf. It is so beautiful that I really wanted it to be the center stage. What I was concerned about is that there is a single hole on either end. So I was worried that if I didn't make the band substantial enough the bracelet bar would flip around. So I created a peyote beaded backing and then added strings of micro seed beads on either side. The clasp is a piece of suede that I stitched each bead string in to, and then finished with brass crimps. The bracelet fits like a glove.

Thank you Lesley! I have had so much fun playing with these bronze components! Your work is stunning. And I still have that gorgeous leaf clasp to work with!

19 comments:

Regina said...

It is gorgeous! Love the design and the care you have taken to get it just right.

Memories for Life said...

What cool pieces! And the bracelet you created really shows off the bracelet bar beautifully! Great work!

BamaTrav said...

You silly girls, you all just looooove bracelets ;)

Lesley said...

Cynthia - that is just stunning, so creative and such an original way to use this piece, I LOVE it!!!

Shirley Moore said...

Great job! I do love this design, what a clever way to show off her bracelet bar!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Cynthia, this is so beautiful! Lesley's findings are so pretty!

Nancy said...

It turned out so lovely! And, how neat! I've never won craft supplies in a giveaway before, but that would be great!

Rose said...

I love leaves! Your cuff is stunning. How wonderful to win such beautiful jewelry components.

Eyelah said...

That looks great. Thats awesome you won supplies.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The focal component is gorgeous and so is the bracelet you created. Smart idea to back it with peyote! I like my bracelets to fit like that, too!

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning!! You lucky girl ;o) I love how you created the bracelet ;o)

BeadedTail said...

Oh my, I love that! What a great piece and then you turned it into a fabulous bracelet! Congrats on your win and your creativity!

Jane said...

Really gorgeous! I absolutely love this piece - it's so unique.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely bracelet!!!
Have a good week, dear! and my g+...

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Christine Altmiller said...

What a beautiful bracelet and a gorgeous focal! This has a really pleasing style to it all around~just lovely!

Sally Russick said...

Oh Cynthia, the bracelet is beautiful! It definitely takes center stage! Gorgeous!

Additionsstyle said...

I Love the bracelet you created!
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Renata Michalec said...

Oh wow! I L-L-LOVE the bracelet - bar doesnt flip and doesnt dominate the project.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Gorgeous bracelet!
Congratulations on the win!

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