Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fanfare Please – Angelite, Crystal Quartz, Silver Potato Chips & Leaves

Sometimes simple is magnificent! Case in point – this stunning angelite and crystal quartz gemstone bracelet. You know that my trademark design is usually a three-strand, sometimes five-strand, bracelet or necklace. However, there are times when I sit at the bench in my studio and see a single strand that I think is stunning in its simplicity. This was one of those times. These faceted gobstoppers of angelite are so beautiful; I wanted to design a piece that showcased their wonder.

In this design, partnered with glistening natural nuggets (don’t think tiny just because I used the word nugget) in clear crystal quartz gemstone and snazzy Florentine-finish “potato chips” of silver, the angelite is just lovely…calming and lovely. The clear crystal quartz nuggets are like reflecting pools and a bit mesmerizing – use caution when driving and wearing this bracelet! You may find yourself entranced in their beauty especially when the sun sparkles through the gemstones!

For centuries, angelite has been connected with a wide array of positive attributes – one of which Is protection. It’s a different take on the “evil eye” with which you are most likely familiar. What do you think of these different styling options? While it is fun to layer it, believe it or not, I happen to love this bracelet all on its own. It’s a stunningly simple design that is sure to get you noticed. And, that’s always fun…isn’t it?

But wait, on the opposite side of the spectrum…sometimes more is more! The angelite gemstone beads in Design #0517 are slightly smaller than the gobstoppers used in Design #0516 and are a bit darker in hue. Mixing in the finest Czech glass sea foam opal faceted beads gives this bracelet a whole different attitude than its gobstopper sister. Of course, I love them both as any good mother would; but the large Florentine-finish puffed leaf beads and triple chain give this bracelet a personality as unique as your own. Lots of styling ideas to get you started – I would love to hear how you would style either bracelet. It’s so much fun to see all you creative girls (don’t be offended) running wild with jewelry that is unusual and out-of-the-ordinary and worthy of a conversation or two.