The theme for the third week of the Year of jewelry was "Music" but I don't have a musical bone in my body. Not even a cell. I can't even hum. So I tried stretching the theme and thought about doing a charm bracelet that makes lovely music when worn (or racket - depends on how you look at it), but that didn't seem very inspired.
I ended up digging through my stash looking for an alternative and found a pretty slider with teal colored crystals and flowers. I added some cord, some Czech glass fire polish beads, some seed beads and some Delicas and came up with a formula for this:
I didn't start out with any pattern - in fact, I didn't start out with any thing particular in mind. I just started knotting around the crystal focal and then kept adding design components. I love the floral, lacy look created by adding beads to loops to surround other beads. And I love using Delica beads around a diamond framing one perfect square knot.
I've been messing a bit with rounding off some of the corners on my diamond sections and I rather like the look.
So there you have it. No deep meaning, no amazing design inspiration - just a beautiful focal piece set in a bracelet band meant to compliment and elevate. Knots and beads in perfect harmony. My version of music.