Objects old, vintage, hand made or upcyled, and old techniques with a modern twist

This project has been a good reminder that sometimes simple designs are the best…

pearl-and-sodalite-bracelet

 The small pearls enhance the lovely blue faceted Sodalite beads, rather than distracting from them.

bead-bracelet-materials

The bracelet only required the few materials shown above, but took around two hours to make. Soldering the jump rings closed before I started (and then cleaning and polishing them), and tying a knot between each pearl as I strung them created a nicer (and more robust!) finish, but took time.

 beade-bracelet

It isn’t visible in the photographs, but the facets on the Sodalite beads mean that they sparkle when they catch the light…

  sodalite-and-pearl-bracelet

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