His mother was having a hard time with the loss of her son,
my friend’s brother. In an attempt to memorialize him for her he asked me to
make a bracelet for her.
and different types of bracelets I went to work. Finding the right beads and
charms was a little difficult but I really had a feeling that this piece was
important and I spent as much time choosing the parts as I did actually making
it. I had a sense of what I wanted to do in my mind, but not being 100% sure I actually
ordered each bead, and multiple types of beads in multiple colors and sizes so
that I could have more to work with.
Once everything finally arrived, it was as if my creative
spirit took over and I just began to create. I used a symmetric pattern so that
the central piece a Swarovski heart, in the son’s favorite color was the focal
create a matching set of earrings. They are a very simple and basic design, but
I really love how the colors and beads just shine.
It’s amazing to me how much joy and feeling I put into this
piece. I can only hope that its recipient gets the same feeling.