In case I needed any further evidence of how much my environment influences my jewelry designs, here's a picture of what the beach looked like every day in Carpinteria:
And here are some photos of the one and only piece of jewelry I had time to create while I was there:
Yeah...no connection whatsoever LOL!
I do think I'm going to change out the clasp - that just happened to be all I had with me in my "travel kit" of bead projects. The cute little charm is from Mamacita on Etsy.
I used 20 gauge sterling silver wire to wrap everything together.
The disk beads and the large faceted aqua bead are polymer clay from Floridity.
Accent beads are freshwater pearls, drilled sea glass, drilled beach stone, Thai silver scallop shell and a mother-of-pearl donut.
It sure felt good to get a chance to actually make something - I really am trying to get my groove back.
Check back tomorrow for bead porn!