Lemon Tea Bangle

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"Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet… ". When I got these hard-to-find faceted lemon quartz beads, I was inspired by my mother's love for tea to create a "tea themed" piece. It took me some time to find the right complements and little teapots. Notice how the centerpiece is the tinniest 3-dimensional tea set, complete with sugar bowl and creamer. The bangle is constructed with lemon quartz faceted nuggets, jade and green garnet, totally hand-coiled with more than 18 feet of hair-thin sterling silver wire. It measures 1/2" wide.

Eventually I ended up using the entire stash of lemon quartz beads and more on a special order -- a commission for dozens of these bangles. Here you see pictures of several of them.

Copyright 2006 Eni Oken