Live, Laugh, Love

I recently finished 2 bracelets that were commissioned as a gift for a couple to celebrate their recent marriage.

I found it a great challenge to create something for someone whom I’ve never met and don’t know at all. That said, I was given some great info and background on the couple, including one of their favorite phrases.

I stamped the phrase onto 2 copper charms I cut out, to create a link between the 2 bracelets. As you can see, I also used similar beads to further link the two.

Can you tell which one is for her and which one is for him?

14 comments on “Live, Laugh, Love

  1. sueokieffe says:

    love these bracelets. and no, i cant tell which was intended for which. is that a good thing? 🙂 (if i had to guess, i’d say the bottom one was hers, but really, the energy in the two seems fairly equal to me)

  2. artandtea says:

    Thanks Sue! Probably, as the bigger challenge for me was creating a bracelet for a guy. 😉

  3. Jen Holden says:

    Very nice. I say top is his, bottom hers, because of what looks like blown glass.

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks Jen! It’s actually the opposite. 😉

  5. Judy Shea says:

    Ok, Karen.. I really have lost words to tell you how I feel about your work. I think I better get a Thesaures. Just beautiful bracelets. The came out perfect for the happy couple. I know they will love them.

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Judy! I hope so!

  7. frivolitea says:

    What fabulous bracelets. Before reading the comments I had guessed that the bottom bracelet was for the guy because of the black seed beads. Love your handiwork.

  8. artandtea says:

    Hey Lynn, great to see you here! Thanks!

  9. Steph W says:

    Well done! These are lovely.

  10. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Steph!

  11. Amy Crawley says:

    Beautiful bracelets Karen. I’m sure the newlyweds will treasure them.

  12. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Amy! I hope so! 🙂

  13. Bobbie says:

    Those bracelets are gorgeous. I love the beads and the copper charms.
    I thought the bottom one was “his” because it seemed bigger.

    Your work is always wonderful to see. Just curious what gauge copper wire you work with. Do you sometimes just let the wire oxidize naturally?

  14. artandtea says:

    Thanks Bobbie! I use different gauge wire ranging from 14 gauge to 26 gauge, depending upon what I’m creating, as well as the size of the bead’s hole. I use liver of sulfur to antique copper and silver.

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