When Kalmbach publishing invited each of the Swarovski Ambassadors to contribute to book about jewelry using crystal, it was the perfect opportunity to put together my beadweaving skills with my wire wrapping skills.
First I created the base of this piece with crystals in the corners of each diamond for maximum sparkle, and built up each diamond for some excellent texture.
And it was pretty, but it was plain....Each of those intersections was an opportunity to add more crystal! So with a nice bold jumpring and a stockpile of Swarovski pendants and pearls, I wire wrapped up a few dangles.
Now the bracelet has not only a lot of bling, but it has wonderful movement as well!
|Two by Two the base|
|Two by Two Adorned|
The book, Crystal Jewelry Inspiration , is as diverse as the group of women and men who make up the Swarovski ambassador team. I invite you to read up on each of their stories at the links below.
Leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a prize from me (Swarovski maybe....???) and that name will also be provided to Kalmbach publishing who will be drawing a winner who will receive their very own copy of Crystal Jewelry Inspiration!
|Monday, 1/14||June Beach||Beach Haus Designs||www.beachhausdesigns.blogspot.com|
|Lilian Chen||Gold Gatsby Design||www.liliangoldgatsby.blogspot.com|
|Fernando daSilva||Modern Expressions||www.modern-expressions.blogspot.com|
|Marcia DeCoster||Mad Designs||www.maddesignsbeads.blogspot.com|
|Stephanie Dixon||The Dixon Chick||www.thedixonchick.blogspot.com|
|Katie Hacker||Katie's Beading Blog||www.katiehacker.blogspot.com|
|Monica Han||CYS Dreambeads||www.cysdreambeads.blogspot.com|
|Diane Hertzler||Diane Hertzler Beading Experiences||www.dianehertzler.blogspot.com|
|Val Hirata||CBY Sparkle||www.cbysparkle.com/blog|
|Jamie Hogsett||Jamie Hogsett||www.jamiehogsett.blogspot.com|
|Tamara Honoman||Artfully Inspired||www.thonaman.com/Tams_blog_dir/blogs/index.php|
|Thursday, 1/17||Lisa Pavelka||Lisa Pavelka's Creative Musings||www.lisapavelka.typepad.com|
|Margot Potter||Margot Potter||www.margotpottertheimpatientcrafter.blogspot.com|
|Pat Riesenburger||Urban Stitch Studio||www.urbanstitchstudio.blogspot.com|
|Leslie Rogalski||Sleepless Beader||www.sleeplessbeader.blogspot.com|
|Nadia Sanchez Ramos||Fou Fou Chat by the Terror Sisters||www.foufouchat.blogspot.com|
|Renata Sanchez Ramos||Fou Fou Chat by the Terror Sisters||www.foufouchat.blogspot.com|
|Debra Saucier||Debra Saucier As The Crystal Turns||www.debrasaucier.blogspot.com|
|Friday, 1/18||Brenda Schweder||Brenda Schweder||www.BrendaSchweder.com|
|Debbi Simon||Debbie Simon||www.debbisimon.blogspot.com|
|Kim St. Jean||Studio St. Jean||www.kimstjean.blogspot.com|
|Kristal Wick||Kristal Wick||www.kristalwick.wordpress.com|
|Diane Whiting||Sparkles and Smiles||www.sparklesandsmiles.blogspot.com|