The Selkie's Garden

Posted by: shooglybeads

Tagged in: silver , Seashells , Polymer Clay , Pearls , Myths , jewellery , artisan

I love making handwired jewellery with a theme. Sometimes I can make two within a couple of days then it's months before another one appears. This one took about a week. Mike's nautilus beads set me off on this one plus looking at photographs of beach pebbles. I popped the nautilus beads on to a saucer and the others were slowly added. Next came the jade beads..then the seaglass and pearls. After wiring and stringing I had an asymetric single strand bracelet but it didn't look quite right. It wasn't until I made up the second strand that the name came. The bracelet became the Selkie's garden full of all the things she'd collect in her human and seal forms: shiny pebbles, seaglass, flowers, beads, pearls, shells and of course a captured human heart or two... I hope whoever ends up owning this one loves it as much as I loved making it......Pat
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written by MidwestieLady, November 29, 2010
From the beautiful photo I found your Misi shop and your website too! I love this bracelet. Are you going to be selling this one or similar ones with the shell beads? I enjoyed reading about your location and your jewelry. I just found this site and joined, so I'll be starting a blog too. Maybe about living in Florida, US and creating my mixed media.

Enjoy a beautiful day!
Linda MidwestieLady
written by shooglybeads, November 30, 2010
Hello Linda
Just noticed this today although I'd already found you via your blog!!(I signed up to it) Thank you for your lovely comments. The Selkie's Garden is still for sale in my Misi shop. I know it says we don't post overseas but we do. We just prefer to speak to people first about best postage etc If you're still interested just ask. It is beautiful and almost went staright into my jewellery box but I have to learn to let go!
This is a lovely site and I spend far too much time on it looking at everyone's lovely creations.


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