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Monday, August 10, 2009

Creating in France


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The living-room/dining of our apartment in France had 6' tall windows that lined half the width of two walls and flooded the apartment with light.

It was in that room that I kept an antique hutch I bought at a flea market in Auvergne, France, and filled with my beads, threads, findings and jewelry tools. This beautiful room was where I designed and created jewelry.

I had a large square whitewashed wooden table that was made in Mexico to work on. It served as our dining table when not covered in beads. You can see it and the hutch in the very first post on this blog.

In this photograph is one of the bracelets that I made at this table. It was a free-form peyote bracelet made with glass seed beads, paper beads (the long cylinders) carnelian gemstone beads and a beautiful cloisonne button that my father-in-law brought back from Korea many years ago. In the lower right hand corner, you can see the tip of a silver pendant that my husband made.