Monday, March 28, 2011

Industrial Charm

I finished my bracelet (sort of)! I say sort of because I still want to incorporate some polymer in there. A good friend and her husband spent 6 weeks in Europe. As my gift, she brought back an organza bag full of beautiful crystals and an antique bakelite component she got in a Paris flea market.
I've been wanting an industrial charm bracelet forever. But I wanted something with meaning to me and something I could afford. Michael's craft store now sells industrial jewelry charms, components and findings in three different colors of metal. Perfect.
The pencil=art, the compass=direction, #7 & #17=luck, G=gratitude, bucket=bucket list
the wheel=keep going, key=risk, blue metal flower=growth, the little light bulb and spring=an idea that springs forward and the spirals=that creative idea that spirals into a finished piece. I added the crystals to the bottoms of the charms. They equal friendship.

2 comments:

1129 said...

meaningful and beautiful! best nicoletta

Barbara said...

Been away, now catching up here. This bracelet is like a busy painting where there's so much going on that one doesn't know which way to look next. It's wonderful!