Thursday, November 24, 2011

A choker and a ring...

My older grand daughter recently requested a choker, she dug through my stash of small cabs and found just what she wanted, then requested beads in blue, silver and black.

The cab is one I was lucky enough to snag after my visit with the Beads of Courage boxes.

The choker is about 1 1/2 wide at it's widest point and 13 inches long.

There are glass seed beads in several sizes, Swarovski margarita crystals in black and vintage sequins.

It is backed with blue Ultrasuede and the clasp is a vintage Swarovski sew on.

I have wanted to try my hand at making a ring for some time now and recently I was gifted with this small raku cab by Marianne Kasparian aka MAKUstudio.

It is surrounded by glass pearls

It was mounted on an adjustable ring blank

And backed with black Ultrasuede

It was donated to a Northern Indiana business for a fund raising auction.

Photos are clickable for a larger view

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Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman