YOJ 2005 Week 40

The theme this week is "It's all about the clasp", and going against the grain, I created a bangle WITHOUT a clasp. This is a slip-on bangle, made with a variety of honey, yellow, lavender and purple stones:

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Honey Lavender Bangle
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My personal theme for this piece is CONTRAST and VARIETY, which are found in these situations:

1) The contrasting complementary colors of yellow and purple;

2) The contrasting feel of the faceted transparent stones and the opaque smooth ones;

3) The different types of stitches, taken from needlelace, used to frame and finish each stone: a scalloped edge between beads, laced half-caps on some of the larger beads and the diagonal connectors.

The stones used for this bangle are: AAA faceted lavender and purple amethysts, AAA faceted citrines, hard to find icecube rectangular citrine nuggets and also hard to find natural yellow agate.