Two bracelets are on my jewelry plate today. The first is made of coiled magnetic copper links. Magnetic copper is the kind used in winding electric motors. It has a varnish coating so that it doesn't short out in the motor. This coating makes the color darker & richer. I also believe that it won't turn green like raw copper does. The ruby colored faceted glass rounds & drops separated by silver lined topaz large seed beads shows off the darker copper with just the right sparkle. I made this bracelet a couple of months ago to go with a pair of coiled copper earrings I made for the January challenge to make a pair of earrings each day in January. The first clasp that I made was too large so the bracelet just say on my work board. Yesterday I made a new clasp for it. I used 2 copper jump rings to attach the bar end so that it is more flexible when fastening the clasp. I am proud of this bracelet because I never saw one quite like it.
The second bracelet is a simple strung one. I had light blue beads on my board & started playing with them. This bracelet is the result. It is 7 3/4" & has a silver toggle clasp. I used Light blue pearls, faceted glass nuggets, & matte clear flat ovals. It's light color reminds me of summer air. Now I'm going back to my bead board & make a wrap bracelet on tan leather. You will see it tomorrow.