This bracelet design for the DeepBlue series came out of a desire to change the color tone (more brown, less blue, less black) and it was surprising to see beads made of wood go so well with stone beads (the agate-blue beads of the DeepBlue design).

But it worked out and at times I cannot distinguish which beads are stone and which are wood without looking very closely.  Very unexpected, and fun.

DeepBlue-Wood Ensemble with FC718.VinchesiDesigns

My bracelets have been getting enough compliments in the last year that I’ve opened a store at, come visit if you are interested.

Gasp-Inducing (not the election)

I have found that both of the candidates for president cause “gasp-inducing” reactions from average Americans across the whole political spectrum; it is truly a choice between Scylla and Charybdis and one wonders how our boat will sail through the narrow straight.

However, through this blog, I transform frustration with politics into something beautiful…

Here is a true gasp-inducer!!


This is the Arnold & Son Hornet Worldtimer Skeleton, image courtesy of Watchonista.