Jewelry. It works as adornment, identification, religion, art… It fulfills many different purposes, depending on its creator’s intent. Me, I like playing with sparkly stuff. This lovely bead is from a local bead shop and it took me hours to find just the right one. I wanted something to match the scarf I’d made, which is a lace pattern. I’m using the beads on the ends, like tassels.
That’s what intrigues me: making ordinary objects, like scarves and bags, beautiful. I love the idea of knitted bracelets with beads incorporated into the design. I’ve even got an idea for a lace shawl in forest-green mohair with multi-colored iridescent beads.
What about you, Dear Reader?
What are your favorite kinds of jewelry?