It began with this finding:
It's an 18mm bezel bracelet finding. Five of them all connected in a row, ending with a foldover clasp.
We've sold many of these bracelets over the years in both the 18 and 13mm bezel versions. They are so versatile! For example, here is one with little owls applied all in a row:
And another, to which I have affixed some of Anna Fearer's darling paper roses:
You can see how fluid it is. So much so that you can also use it as a necklace focal, which I have done many times....for example, in this necklace/bracelet convertible combo:
The flowers are applied to the bezels in the front part of the necklace, which comes off to become a bracelet:
A while back, I experimented with one of these forms, and applied filigree to it, in two different styles. To the top of the filigree, I applied a series of little bezels I'd inlaid with ICE resin some time previously. I like to make a whole batch of random bezels and then just save them til the time is right, like precious little trinkets waiting for the right project.
It came out like this:
On a lark, I thought I would upload this photo to the ICE Resin Group at Flickr:
My photo was chosen for the Ice Resin E-Zine's Flickr Friday segment! It appeared yesterday!
A few minutes after I posted about it at Facebook, my pal Kimberlee Turner popped in to say, she wanted to buy it as a gift for herself.
I signed the piece to the reverse and dated it (I do that with a dremel engraver, freehand---I showed how in one of my videos, some time ago! Find the videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/bsueboutiques We now have 57! Grab a pot of coffee and come visit!
The bracelet is winging its way to the West Coast so Kim can wear it, as we speak.
The rest of the bracelet story will be up to Kimberlee! Be happy when you wear it, doll!