Monday, November 12, 2007

New Bracelets!

Today I added two new items to the Strung Bracelets category: Galactic Beauty (seen above), and Gloaming. As you can see, I'm once again experimenting with the photos. I can't decide if I prefer the plain white backgrounds that I've been doing before, or the fancy backgrounds that I see a lot of people doing on Etsy. Anyone want to weigh in with an opinion?

Both of these bracelets use lampworked beads. I've really been using a lot of lampwork lately, which means I can justify buying more at the gem show in February. Of course, I'm also trying to diversify and use other art beads. I think lampwork will always be my primary addiction, because I love glass, but variety is the spice of life, and I really enjoy the effect I get by combining many different materials in one necklace.

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  1. Marilee J. Layman11/12/07, 1:54 PM

    I think I like plain-colored backgrounds better. Texture is fine, but embellishment takes away from the jewelry.

  2. Yeah, I might try something a little less obtrusive than the dragon brocade. I have lots of little things I can experiment with, pretty scarfs and books and such.