Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
Mightier than the breakers of the sea-
The Lord on high is mighty.
I made this bracelet about 5 years ago in a class I took with the incredibly talented Susan Lenart. It's been lying in a drawer broken for most of that time! Today is the day I finally decided to take it out and tackle the job of repairing it. I love this bracelet. It was inspired by the words of Psalm 93 which speaks to God's strength, majesty and eternal nature.
The bracelet is a collection of bits and baubles that remind me of the sea. Glass beads in blues and greens, seashells, wood, bone and a few antique crystals. I also used some polymer clay beads I had stamped and transfered some years ago and had been saving for a special project. I made a lucky find of some sea green, antique, vaseline glass beads which I incorporated. They have a lovely almost-translucent quality. Besides these beads, my favorite thing about the piece is the tassle for the closure. I cut brass tags and stamped the words "eternal", "universal", "invincible", and "Psalm 93" on them and wired them into charms. Inside the tiny bottle is a strip from the Bible...Psalm 93. I also used an antique oriental coin that had a terrific verdigris finish that is the perfect shade of green.
I felt so completely inspired when I made this bracelet. It was one of those pieces that came easily and turned out just as I imagined. Hopefully, my repair will hold so I can finally enjoy wearing it again!