This is one part of a piece that sold around Christmas, 2011. I used this chain to link bead units with lampwork beads that sported vibrant flowers, and knotwork findings. This was a challenge that I set for myself. I laid it out before I got work. I needed to see what it was going to look like with the materials that I was going to use. As is usual, I had one idea in my head, but the final incarnation was going to be slightly different from what I saw in my head.
Didn’t I tell you the colors on the beads were vibrant? I don’t go for flowery, but these jumped out at me, and I knew I was going to rise to a new challenge for myself. The findings reminded me of Celtic Knotwork, and they had to be a part of the piece along with the chain.
I was going to use spacers between the beads, but something told me that would make the bead unit too long and throw off the piece as a whole. So, this is what I did.