Posted by: shooglybeads
on Nov 25, 2010
I love making handwired jewellery with a theme. Sometimes I can make two within a couple of days then it's months before another one appears. This one took about a week. Mike's nautilus beads set me off on this one plus looking at photographs of beach pebbles. I popped the nautilus beads on to a saucer and the others were slowly added. Next came the jade beads..then the seaglass and pearls. After wiring and stringing I had an asymetric single strand bracelet but it didn't look quite right. It wasn't until I made up the second strand that the name came. The bracelet became the Selkie's garden full of all the things she'd collect in her human and seal forms: shiny pebbles, seaglass, flowers, beads, pearls, shells and of course a captured human heart or two... I hope whoever ends up owning this one loves it as much as I loved making it......Pat
Posted by: taniacavenecia
on Oct 04, 2010
My Peruvian heritage is a great source of inspiration for me. The colors of Peru are so vibrant and there is such vast contrast in the land. There is the Amazon Rain Forest, the coastal beaches, the arid land and the mountains. Each area of Peru has a distinct type of native dress and artistry. I've traveled all over the country and am constantly amazed at the beauty and creativity that abounds. Craftsmanship and artistry has always been a way of life in Peru. Archeologist continually unearth remarkable displays of textiles, pottery and metallurgy. This rich past has a great influence on today's artisans and there is a growing pride in embracing this heritage. I hope to share this with you through my designs and through many cherished pictures of my travels through out Peru. Enjoy!~ the photo of the hats was taken at the little rustic lodge we stayed at in Chucuito, Puno near Lake Titicaca in Peru.