Shh! It’s a secret.

My mother is in San Antonio this week, so this was the perfect opportunity to make her a secret Mother’s Day present. She usually puts in requests for presents, which I’m happy to do. Only I also like to give her a surprise gift.

This year it’s a Pearly Coils Bangle!

Pearly Coils Bangle

I really want to antique the bracelet, but mom doesn’t like antiqued jewelry. So I suppose I’ll have to just make myself another one.

The problem with that is that piece was hand-coiled. That’s 3 feet of wire hand-coiled onto another piece of wire. It was miserable work, but I think it was well worth the effort. I’m just not sure I can go through that again. *L*

As you can see, I added the charm I made yesterday. I’m not sure how well it matches the bracelet though. I keep squinting at it as if the answer will reveal itself, but I remain undecided.

In case you’re wondering, my mom doesn’t read my blog. So it’s quite safe for me to parade it on the Internet.

Thanks to Jamie at The Bead Gallery for teaching me how to make this bracelet. She is truly the Wire Master!

Speaking of The Bead Gallery, if you’re in Honolulu this Sunday, Jamie and Jason are holding a charity event at their store.  I’ve donated a few of my own pieces but there will be a lot more then jewelry there! So please drop by if you have a chance!

Meanwhile, Sammy is still agog.

Happy Aloha Friday, everyone! Remember you have until midnight Hawaiian time to enter the contest. The winners will be announced on Monday. :)


  1. April Says:

    All that work winding wire was definitely worth it.

  2. Cookie Says:

    Wonderful bracelet! Totally worth the work, I think.

    What is he staring at? Or is it better if I don’t know? o.O


  3. Rae Says:

    That is gorgeous your mom is going to love it. I like the charm on there. It is well worth the work you put into it. Is he thinking about making a break or looking at a meal in the tree ??

  4. Beki Says:

    It’s gorgeous.

  5. Becky Says:

    I am in awe of your winding skills. I would have given up after about half an inch.

  6. Brenda Says:

    Oh, I love that bracelet. I do a lot of that type wirework and I know what is involved. Gorgeous kitty, too!

  7. textillian Says:

    The bangle is great. I am sure your mother will love it.

    And congrats on the new site!

  8. Sarah Says:

    The new bracelet for your mom is amazing. There is so much love in each coil. I can see that your hard work paid off in the finished piece as it is so very gorgeous. I hope you are ready to make one for yourself soon.


  9. Tiny Tyrant Says:

    Um Wow, I say, Wow.

    That’s some gorgeous wire work honey.

    It’s beautiful.

  10. Chris Says:

    You’re work is just pure art, Opal!

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