YOJ 2004 - Week 13
This is probably the most expensive bracelet yet! I got some very hard-to-find gemstone quality topaz beads -- these babies are drilled at the bottom, making it easy to wire them through. The piece combines clouded aquamarine nuggets alternated with the topaz beads. The contrast between the soft, irregular nuggets and the very brilliant and faceted topaz beads made me think of other contrasts: sharks and dolphins.
The large center focal Bali bead is also one of the highest quality I've seen around. There is one word for this bracelet: shiny!