Remember these sweet little oak leaf clasps that Jo Tinley of Daisychain Designs challenged a few of us with? Well, today is the reveal day! Yes, I am late to the game...I should have had my photos taken and post all written, ready to pop up for you at dawn's early light, but you know me :)
Jo shipped all the way from the UK, so I got my leaf right before the Thanksgiving break. I pretty much had the bracelet already made, ready to add the pretty leaf clasp and tweak it a bit. I stuck with a sort of autumnal color scheme, which seemed to make sense to me with the leaf.
The big orange enameled bead is by me, as well as the little "blest" enamel/resin charm. The matte orange lampwork bead is by Sue Kennedy of SueBeads, and the borosilicate ones are from Julie Delaney. I used a mixed metals approach and included copper, sterling and even a bit of bronze! I have fallen in love with this sort of monochromatic bracelet style. Watch for a few more that I have been working on!
Thanks, Jo, for the clasp, and the opportunity to participate in this fun little challenge! The clasp works like a dream! Now, go see what the other participants created with their sweet oak leaves!