Etsy Bloggers November blog carnival~Talk about your inspirations!

This issue of Etsy Bloggers blog carnival asks us to talk about our inspirations. Share what item are you working on? What is your inspiration for this piece?
I chose this charm bracelet currently in the works. Nearly finished actually.

This bracelet started out focusing on the beautiful borosilicate glass beads. Pretty purple colors. These are a larger bead, so I knew that I had some Hill Tribe silver bead caps that would work perfectly.
I usually draw up a design, to get an idea of what I want to make, as you see here in the photo. Then I try to find coordinating colored beads or gemstones that will go with the glass beads or a theme that I may have come up with for the piece. I lay out various beads in front of me to get a visual of what to use. Since I already chose some Thai silver bead caps, I had some dragonfly and butterfly charms that I thought would really make this a nice themed springtime or fantasy bracelet. I also found in my drawer of clasps, a dragonfly clasp, just perfect for this piece.
I find it helpful to keep well organized; glass lampwork beads in one place, pearls in another drawer, clasps, silver separate from copper, etc. It helps to find things quicker and keep a mental picture of all the findings that I have to work with. I should have this bracelet completed today!

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Organization can help so much! I like to set things out in front of me I have choices :) I usually have an idea of how I want a page or album to turn out, but all the little details just work themselves out as I go :)
Linda Pruitt said…
I want to see it when it's finished!
That's very organized! I rarely sketch. an interesting idea. But I do keep all my beads separated.
storybeader said…
so pretty! Yes, I think it's real important to keep organized! Especially with multiply materials!

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