by Nancy Vaughan.
(San Diego, CA)
Here’s another bracelet that began as an experiment. The initial frame started out as a series of tall loops placed fairly close together. The next step was to weave wire between the loops and make a grid pattern.
I knew it would be a bracelet but wasn’t too sure how to finish it. I watched it for several weeks waiting for inspiration to strike. Like many other experiments I do this one was moved to the back of the work table and waited.
When I finally started putting in the beads I found it was easier to string them on the diagonal. It also added another design element that was different than the frame.
It was a successful experiment that resulted in a very unusual cuff bracelet. I expect I’ll keep experimenting with wire cuffs until I exhaust all possibilities if I ever do.
Wairing for inspiration
I thought I was alone in the “waiting for inspiration game”. I had beads given to me by a friend who said, “just make something”. That was in November. The beads sat until yesterday when they finally spoke to me. The hardest part of this type of work is I have my aesthetic and I know her style. They aren’t anything alike. But I had to stay true to myself. She told me she wanted one of my designs so she is certainly getting a necklace that screams my style. I love that jewelry artists (maybe all artists) have to wait for the inspiration. It’s such a joy when it does. Thank you for sharing your beautiful bracelet.