Wednesday 21 December 2011

I saw three Ships...

This will be my last blog post before Christmas so I thought I'd use it to share the last piece of jewellery that's likely to come off my work table for a while too.

I Saw Three Ships bracelet
The name for this bracelet came about because the beads remind me of sand and sea spray, there are three of them in the focal section and it's nearly Christmas, soooo... I saw three ships!

This is one of my favourite bracelet styles and I love making them in all silver but this does make them expensive to sell as the core is very heavy. For this one I decided to use mixed metals since the teal green works so well with both copper and silver tones.

The core bangle is heavy gauge copper wire wrapped with Sterling silver and lighter gauge copper wire. The gorgeous lampwork beads are by BB Glass Art and are accented with fine silver and copper dipped organic Greek ceramic and textured copper beads.

It's finished with a hand forged copper clasp and a short length of chain link which makes for easy access and adjustment. I have an awkward joint in my hand and have trouble getting a lot of closed bangles on so I particularly like this open bangle design. Hopefully my customers will like it too. Once I get into making one of these I usually end up creating several variations so I'll will probably have a few more to share in a week or so!

Well now I'm off turn my creative talents to wrapping presents and making the seasonal favourites around here...sausage rolls and florentines! I'd like thank everyone who has joined me on my blogging journey this  year as without you there really would be no point. I've made some wonderful friends, learnt all sorts of new things and I've had a great time doing it. I hope you all have the happiest of holidays and I wish you a very...

Take care,



  1. That is just gorgeous. I love the mixed metals.

  2. Your bracelet is just gorgeous! I've always wanted to make on of these but never seem to have the time or know-how to just experiment.

    I love the beautiful lampwork beads and the name you chose for the piece.

    Have a Blessed Christmas!

  3. Love it! The copper ceramics are perfect for it. Merry Christmas Lesley!

  4. That is gorgeous Lesley!! I haven't made anthing but earrings lately I really need to and I love this style. I have plenty of lampies too.

  5. Oh wow Lesley, I love the bracelet it is gorgeous.

    Have a great time with family and friends during the holidays and I'll see you back here afterwards.

  6. Oh, Lesley!!!!!!!!!! I love this! Love! So beautiful. Merry Christmas, sweet lady, may your holidays be full to the brim with joy!

  7. What a beautiful bracelet! I love it! I love sausage rolls, too! My mom makes them. Guess I should learn how...

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Stunning bracelet! I stopped making chunky wire bangles when silver went through the roof...using a copper core is a great compromise :)

  9. Gorgeous bracelet! I love the mixed metals with the lampwork beads. Have a Merry Christmas!


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