Now are you drooling too? This stunning bracelet was created by Dawn Horner of Northern Adornments. Dawn and I have just connected recently in a forum we both particpate in. (It's The Hive, and if you're an artisan and haven't checked it out, you must!) Both being "Dawn's" it's like we're kindred spirits. Dawn operates Northern Adornments and creates BEAUTIFUL chainmaille jewelry. It's funny, because I don't think I'd have the patience to connect all those jump rings one at a time. At the same time, creating pieces with seed beads brings me to a very peaceful, zen-like place.
Dawn was inspired to create this piece because I was challenging myself and whomever wanted to join me to create piece for the Happy Mango Beads Valentine Contest. For me, Dawn's beautiful bracelet just spoke to me. I love the vibrant red mix with the shiny sterling silver.... ahhhh, I could continue for hours. Because I keep glancing at my wrist as I type this, and that bracelet keeps smiling back! LOL
When I commented on how much I LOVED the bracelet Dawn sent me a really nice e-mail back. She was incredibly appreciative - BUT- She doesn't like red! GASP, for real? Somebody doesn't like red?!?! Whoa.... I better sit down for this! So Dawn offered to do a Jewelry Swap!
So while I create a piece especially for Dawn using colors that I know she loves, she sent the bracelet out right away before she got snowed in for 3 months. :o) After all, it's Alaska! It's the first piece of chainmaille jewelry I've ever owned and I just love it. Dawn, your talent is incredible and your friendship is so special to me. Thank you for welcoming me to The Hive and continually providing encouragement and inspiration!
I'd really love it if you took a moment to connect with Dawn!
She's a true gem and a wonderfully talented artisan!
Northern Adornments Website: http://www.northernadornments.biz/
The Hive: http://creatingthehive.com/akvarmit