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I am so excited to bring you my one of a kind creations! I have loved to beautify, craft, and create since I was a little girl.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 10: Coin Pearl & Citrine Quartz Bracelet

I know I'm in "trouble" when I finish a jewelry piece and I immediately put it on. Not that it's bad to like your own creations. But it's kind of bad for business...when you want to keep everything you make :) That's how I feel about this one. So, I'll probably have to make two of them.

I haven't come up with a great name for this one yet. But I think it's so pretty and can go with just about anything. And I still want to keep it.

I made this using freshwater coin pearls, and one faceted citrine quartz coin bead. All of the metal components are sterling silver. I especially love this chain! It is a little more substantial than a regular necklace chain. It has this great texture to it as well, and is also somewhat oxidizd or darkened. Love it.

I make very few things using sterling silver and gemstones. I think I get nervous that I will mess up with the sterling silver wire, because it's more expensive than brass wire. Don't want to waste it! I have a bunch of gemstones and sterling silver sitting in my studio. They've all been there ever since I started this whole jewelry business. I need to stop being so scared and just MAKE SOMETHING with them!!

Anyway, maybe you will see this beauty in my Etsy Shop soon, if I can bear to part with it!!!