and different kinds of yellow glass beads. I used a simple wire-wraping-technique to put the beads together and hang them on the earwires.
Wire is metal string in different thicknesses/sizes called gauges. The gauge of a wire is numbered so that the thicker the gauge, the lower the number. Wire that is 24 gauge is thinner that wire that is 16 gauge. This may seem confusing, but wire gauge has a long tradition, based probably upon the number of times the wire is drawn through smaller and smaller holes to make the thinner sizes.
This is a bracelet that I made with this antiqued brass chain, red beads and olive green pressed glass leaves to make it look like rose hips.
This is the same pattern earrings, but with green glass beads and red copper leverback earring-findings, instead of the white and shiny silver earwires. The colour of metal is also a design-choice. The red copper is a warm tone together with the emerald green beads.
Svend-Otto S. illustration of the Wolf in Little Red Ridinghood
I keep thinking about the dammage that a mere swipe of a bear's paw can do. A few years ago, I read a newspaper article about a Swedish bear-hunter who was attacked by a bear that was just about to bite off his arm. He only had a split second to do this. He had the presence of mind to punch the bear hard on the inside of the back of its throat and be able to pull himself free and save his arm.
who is dressed as Grandma.
and this one looks like a sweet puppy!
(This photo is from the book Rovdjur, by Magnus Elander, Staffan Widstrand and Johan Lewenhaupt, 2002)
Read an amazing bear-story by Melinda Cornish here.