My inspiration for this bracelet was the ceramic donut by JJ Pottery Beads. I mean – how could you not love it. The soft blues accented by hints of coppery tones. The overall handmade feelingness of it. That’s what drew me in and I hope the bracelet I made honored it.
I used two navy blue Venetian tabular beads from the mid- to late-1800’s. I love beads that old. Love their dents and dings and uniqueness and specialness. But they are pricey and I use them sparingly. I then sought to mix in other soft blues – blue lace agate, blue shell beads, a bit of blue tigers eye. And then paying homage to the ceramic donut, added copper accents.