Gold. Bronze. Copper.
These are all beautiful colors and they are probably my favorite metals to use when making an interesting project.
Gold may symbolize power, strength, wealth, warmth, happiness, love, hope, optimism, intelligence, justice, balance, perfection, summer, harvest and the sun*. And that is just one of the metals!
So you can see why I chose this for the setting of my next few projects. For my bracelet, I wanted to step out of the norm for me and explore different shapes.
I took some chain from my handy dandy Blue Moon bead collection and some small pearls from Blue Moon Bead basics set. Those, along with some 26 gauge gold wire, I looped and pulled.
Add toggle clasps and you're set. This piece reminds me of a Victorian Romance. Sigh!
I rather like how it came out.
For my second project, I chose to make a bookmark. I've seen bookmarks made from chain before, and have loved them. Often wondering why I don't just make one.
I chose a horse shoe, first of all, it was just too cute to pass up and secondly, who doesn't like a little luck?
This is so simple to make. Take chain, a pendant, eye pins and beads. I used the lovely beads from Blue Moon Bead basics.
All you really have to do is measure a book of your choosing with the chain, add pendant and beads and Viola, a one of a kind bookmark! (I knew you had it in you)
Imagine the possibilities! I also think they would make wonderful gifts.
I have a zillion more projects in these metals; however, that is for another time. :)
*Information found on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold#Symbolism