To Bead (or Not to Bead)

That was the question.

Years ago I made wire-wrapped jewelry, using lots of gems and semi-precious stones. When I began fabricating jewelry components, I first thought I wouldn’t incorporate gemstones. I’ve changed my mind. I still have a great stash of beads that I plan to use and have been busy “sketching” new designs. These are prototypes for the new Stevie earring; in the final design for the variation on the left, I switched out the clear quartz for a little seed pearl, which gives a slightly more sophisticated boho look. In the sterling silver design, I decided to use the gray pearl for a sleek tone-on-tone effect. Both styles debut tomorrow @ashevilleyogafestival!