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Etsy Bloggers November blog carnival~Talk about your inspirations!

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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 perfec…