I went to Buttons, Bangles and Beads, Corey Avenue, St. Pete Beach to browse around for beads for Triple Delight. It's amazing how relaxing a bead store can be ... or at least how relaxed I can feel in a bead store ... I think that's more accurate. That long bead to the left of the large nubby silver bead reminded me so much of the ancient Roman glass or Afghani beads that are gorgeous but very, very pricey. This strand of beads was an affordable $12.
I had some of the rhinestone rondelles in a bead tray that I had brought to Florida with me. After I put the bracelet together, I realized that it didn't have any torch-fired enamel beads on it and it felt too constricted. I needed an "outlier," which is the enameled sterling disc. I used some of the microfine beading thread that is commonly used with kumihimo. It's a bright purple which compliments the other beads. I'm proud of the fact that I soldered the sterling links ... on a day that I was in a total state of relaxation ... which is what I need to attempt soldering. Hopefully that will change in time! :-) where I don't need a brain transplant to be successful!
Triple Delight (delight)
There's one of those great beads again with some torch-fired enamel ... a small lime green disc and a sterling disc torch fired with Nile Green transparent ... love those rhinestone dealies ... and that is a wrapped bronze wire bead. I used a drill with a mandrel and slid the wire into one of the slits in the chuck to hold the wire in place. Press the button and guide the wire.
This has been fun, fun, fun ... I'm starting to feel like myself again! Thanks for coming for a visit!