10/14/11

Leather Wrap Celtic Stone -- New Bracelet for the Tradewinds Collection

Our "Tradewinds Collection" -- is a beautiful collection of triple row leather and gemstone bracelets intricately hand woven in our home studio here in the Rocky Mountains.  These bracelets are designed to take the wearer away to a peaceful place in nature.

We are introducing the 2nd bracelet in the "Tradewinds Collection" --  Celtic Stone.




The Southwest Dream Bracelet was the 1st of the "Tradewinds Collection" to be introduced.  It has been much loved and very popular since its induction.



I made the Celtic Stone bracelet with a row of 3/4" natural stones that have been tumbled and polished.  They are in varying colors of brown.  It is very addicting to rub your hands over these stones . . . all lying politely in a row.  Then to highlight and compliment the natural large stones, I double stitched a row of small white shell beads on both sides of the brown stones.

The natural appeal of this bracelet is breathtaking I believe.

Then, there is the Celtic Knot on the button.  Celtic Knots symbolize the eternal nature of our human and generational bonds.  The strands are interwoven, touching each other, without an end.  Just as we touch each other's lives with our actions.


When I look at the path of natural stones in this bracelet, I think of how nature plays such a huge part in our lives -- how we as humans are dependent on this earth that God created for us and should feel more gratitude in our hearts for what we have.  Then the button helps me to remember where my ancestors have come from and the heritage that they gave to me (1/4 of my blood runs Scottish) -- and of course -- how my actions and life effects the coming generations.  It is truly . . . "one eternal round".

I hope that you like this "Celtic Stone" bracelet as much as I do!  You can find it listed in our Etsy store here.

10/11/11

Arise and Shine Forth




I've been working on designing new jewelry to go with the new LDS YW Mutal Theme for 2012, which is, "Arise and Shine Forth that thy Light may be a Standard for the Nations".  

The design has a vintage map of the world in the background, since the verse talks about being a "light" to all nations.  Then I made the word "arise" in a larger ivory colored font that would represent the light arising to be an example to all.  




On this oval design it just says, "arise and shine forth" to be simply stated.  I encased the design in a brass fancy setting with a domed glass cabochon over the top of it.  The pendant will hang from a 24" brass link necklace with a lobster clasp.  

I'm really excited about how awesome these first designs came together and I'll be listing them shortly in both of my online shops.  Like always, I will be offering generous discounts to YW groups who would like to buy over 10 of them at a time.

I'll be continuing to work on some more designs.  If you have some ideas of what you'd like to see . . . let me know. :) -- Julie
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