I was feeling good. I had gotten some of the paperwork and housework out the way (which for me totally stifles my creativity) Smile. I sat down with wire and some trays of beads and cabochons I've had for a long time. (Maybe 10 years). I had several large octagon Ocean Jasper beads with beautiful markings. The holds were too small and uneven for the wire to go through. I wasn't doing any drilling today. They were too heavy to use smaller than 20 gage wire in. I had these eye beads for awhile, They are maybe 2 inches high domed with a wonderful hard polish to them. These three eye beads called to me so I pulled them from the tray and just started turning them over in my hand. I picked up a piece of copper square wire and it wouldn't go through. Hum. Round 18 gage wire was too large. 20 gage worked. The holes start at the end of the bead, and go in for a .5 inch and then come out the back of the bead instead of going all the way through. I linked the beads. I didn't like any of the the chain I had. I had some coils I had already made some earrings from and was going to make loc/braid jewelry with the rest. I flattened a coil with my pliers and used that instead of chain. You see the completed bracelet in the pictures.
What's your creative process?. Inquiring minds want to know? Smile
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