Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Te Amo"

When Kristen & Wes were preparing for their wedding, they asked me to make earrings for the Bridesmaids. They were relatively simple, two eggplant colored pearls separated with a little Swarovski Crystal band on a wire wrapped head pin. It had probably been two years since I made ANY jewelry at all, so I promised I'd try.



Well, it was like riding a bicycle, you don't forget how....and they turned out really cute. It gave me the bug to make something else. so, while my husband was out of town, I decided to make a bracelet with matching earrings.

First, I went to Michael's to get just a few new beads. Hey! I used a coupon AND the beads were on sale. The first set was a large lentil shaped green and brown bead, and the second was a larger rondel brown bead that almost looked like wood. My completed bead tray contained these two new beads plus some small green Swarovski crystals, round jade beads, various silver bead caps and beads, heart charms and a heart and arrow toggle closure and just a few topaz colored Swarovski crystals for accents.

Planning on beginning the bracelet the next morning, I sat down to a little TV and what should come up? Moonstruck. I LOVE that movie.... opera, Italian, food and one of my favorite lines, "Te Amo mi piccolo angelo." Te Amo, I love you, the perfect name for a bracelet with tiny hearts on it.

Here is the finished bracelet and earring set. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. More than likely, it will be a Christmas gift. The little butterfly is a charm that says, "Created Just For You."

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