Turquoise Silver Cuff

>> Sunday, September 30, 2007

Turquoise Silver Cuff

"Turquoise Silver Cuff " by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir) September 2007.

A single turquoise brings about the focus on this cuff. Wood beads, and small turquoise set off the natural beauty of this gorgeous green-blue stone. Smooth silver & Stardust beads give it sparkle, while tiny hilltribe silver adds to the rawness of this piece.

Darla, my best friend, asked me if I could make something for her from this single turquoise bead. She had gotten it from her sister, Brandi, when she was teaching in Japan. It's a beautiful stone, and it's colouring leans towards the green end of the spectrum, which I prefer.

I figured a beautiful open cuff would do this one justice, and I'm always willing to make something for Darla ;) It turned out great, and when I was taking pictures of it, I tried and tried to find something that would really set it off. It looks very Aboriginal in design, and so my sister Jacquie suggested trying some cedar cuttings. Cedar is a Sacred Medicine, and since turquoise is one of many sacred stones, I thought it was appropriate. The picture turned out gorgeous, and I hope Darla likes it :)

Now I'm thinking I have to make something similar myself!


Maz Simpson October 3, 2007 at 2:29 AM  

Wow Melissa, I LOVE this cuff!! What a lucky friend you have! I really like the wooden beads with the turquoise - perfect.

Thanks for commenting on the soldering - I'm self-taught, just read through as many books/mags/online tuts I could find!! lol

Maz x

Jessica October 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM  

I love your turquoise silver cuff bracelet. Your jewelry is very pretty and unique. I'd have a hard time choosing one.
Thanks for the contest and have a great Halloween.

@nnette October 30, 2008 at 11:30 PM  

Very beautiful! I wish I could wear bracelets that look good on my wrists. I know that sounds lame, but I don't have really 'dainty' wrists and so I always feel like they make my arms look short and stubby ...

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