Seriously. The villa was luxurious beyond belief - I wanted to find out what kind of bed was in my room because it's BETTER than what I sleep on at home. The weather was perfect - not too hot and not too cold. The pool are was gorgeous and the staff waited on us hand and foot. I got addicted to drinking Lava Flows! We spent one great day at Sea World. Hardly any crowds at all which meant that Ryan and I got to participate in a really special opportunity...but more about that (and pictures!) tomorrow.
In the meantime, here are some more of my Labor Day jewelry creations:
Copper and indigo make such terriffic partners!
This design started out with a raku bracelet link from Mamacita Beadworks.
I added some of Miss Fickle Media's lovely indigo patinated links.
Some leftover copper chain and a copper lobster claw for the clasp.
And bunches of wire-wrapped dangles using Swarovski pearls in Golden Shadow, Midnight Blue and Copper; faceted shell rondelles; patinated chestnut metal disks; Swarovski crystals in Montana Blue, Sapphire and Copper; and some copper butterfly charms.
This version also started with a ceramic bracelet link, but this one is from Summer's Studio.
I went for a color palette of green, gold and purple with a few shots of cinnamon that I picked up from the focal.
It reminded me of hazy summer afternoon in a meadow - golden sunbeams glancing down through green foliage, dust motes lazily drifting by and berry bushes heavy with ripening fruit...
I added some patinated large-link chain from Rtsy and hung a bunch of dangles from it: greenish-gold Murano glass with brass leaf bead caps, faceted brown shell ovals, golden pearls, vintage green glass flowers, carved shell flowers and cinnamon-colored melon glass beads.
And that's my "Golden Sunbeam" bracelet.
Tomorrow...whales, dolphins, sea lions, sharks and more!