I love the simple sweetness of this bracelet. There are three red white heart Venetian trail beads at the center. “White heart” beads are ones where a color – red in this case – is layered over a white core (heart). In the days when these beads were made, colored glass was harder to make and more expensive so this was a technique used to keep the beads more affordable. I find the white heart also gives the beads a touch of luminosity. I kept the design simple – jet crystal, black glass, aquamarine teardrops and darkened sterling silver chain.
Sometimes when I make very simple jewelry, I question whether I’ve done enough. At times, I will ask my boyfriend what he thinks. He always says the same thing – more notes don’t make a better song. And he’s right – there can be just as much artistry in a simple, clean design as in one with a lot of complexity.