This week I’m talking about the CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ bracelet stack from the GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD collection, available here.
Last year the collection came together almost without effort. I wasn’t looking to do another collection as it meant buying charms, findings and beads etc even though I was buying beads to make stacks for myself, but I realised that I had a bunch of single pieces lying around and maybe I could do something with them, so I pulled them all out and laid them on the table.
The collection came together rather quickly over a couple of weeks. I made a few extra bracelets, bought a few to add bulk, and put them into stacks, then put sets together and voilà, a new collection was born.
I don’t even remember how the name for the collection came about. I think the glamour of the beads in the bracelets led me to thinking about Hollywood, and the next minute I’m naming all of the pieces after famous places, awards ceremonies or stars, such as Marilyn, Bette, Elizabeth, Scarlett, Errol, Steve McQueen, Malibu, Venice Beach, Sunset Boulevard, Golden Globes, Oscar, The Three Musketeers, Calamity Jane and Twelve Oaks.
California Dreamin’ was named after the Mamas and Papas song of the same name. It features the blue of the sky, the yellow of the sun, with fiery reds and deep dark blues, bird, tree and butterfly charms, all to represent the colours of California. Featuring blue turquoise, opaque glass, multi coloured howlite beads with a multi coloured silk ribbon and charm bracelet it fits a 6-7 inch wrist. Simply roll on the beads, and do up the bracelets.
Plus you’ll be guaranteed a one off as they are what I make, one off pieces of designer jewellery.