I'm a mother, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. I'm a self-taught potter. I make beads from clay and jewelry from my beads. Follow me on my online journal as I toss around ideas from my life and from my studio.
I had some tangerine ceramic beads I had made a while back. I was waiting for inspiration to use them in something. When I saw the lanterns in the painting I immediately thought of them. I added some of the greens and soft purples from the painting and some little yellow jade chips. When you string three or four of them together, because of their irregular edges, they remind me of the lillies. I added in some cream colored organza ribbon to mimic the fabric of the little girls' dresses and then I had these adorable little flower beads so I dangled three of them at the clasp to represent the roses.
This was a fun bracelet to make. I don't make a lot of bracelets. It's difficult for me to get the size right. I have a small wrist so I tend to make them too small for most. If I make them bigger I can't tell if they are too big. And I'm too impatient to wait til I ask some one else to try it on before I finish it. Anyway, I think it came out great. I love the colors.