Monday, February 28, 2011

Rock Candy


I have a passion for Czech glass beads. I love the colors, the cuts, shapes and sparkle. I really like the picasso beads with their addition of a vintage like coating. It seems everything I make these days is with Czech glass....I suppose it is another phase, like  the one I just had with the making earrings, so I will roll with it. 



These beads are amazing and large at 14 x 16 mm with an amazing luster finish. I did not think they needed much so I just wire wrapped them in copper (I really wanted sterling, but yikes the price!) but in the end I am very pleased with the copper. Instead of doing anything fancy and adding other things to the bracelet I settled on making a chunky wire wrapped toggle. The piece definitely has a "Wilma Flinestone" style. 

 You can find Rock Candy in my Etsy shop.


 I took these pictures yesterday using some of the photography tips I got from this site. It was a dark rainy day and these pictures were taken in front of the window using the foil board.  I have never been able to take pictures like this before on a dark day. Good photography is key to showing off your items, so go and check the site out.


10 comments:

  1. wilma flintstone with style!the copper really picks up the finish on the glass, i like it! and your photography is great! i am headed to the grocery store to pick up parchment... rainy day today here and if i can get my butt off of the computer, i hope to have finished work to photograph later!

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  2. I love these chunky picasso beads! I've never used czech glass beads like this but I might have to try them. I like the coppper components. Silver may have made the beads look washed out.

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  3. Judy, that's a very nice bracelet and I'm absolutely loving the toggle..thanks also for the photo link.

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  4. Great bracelet, the clasp is beautiful and I love czech glass too, picasso my fav! Your photos are always amazing, and I am dying to try these new tricks!

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  5. Lately I've been buying lots of Czech glass with the Picasso finish. Love it! But these beads are awesome-and large! I love them! I think the simplicity of the bracelet is perfect. Great clasp!

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  6. oooo Cool Bracelet and a photography site! You rock~~

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  7. I so agree with you - Czech glass is absolutely fascinating... love the simplicity of this bracelet, the toggle is stunning.
    Now I am off to check the photography tips.

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  8. I love it, and the copper complements it nicely.

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