Today I looked around for inspiration and found… Teemo!
The photo at left was taken in the garden yesterday morning. Looking at it once again, I was struck by the sweet face of our dog Teemo. Teems has the classic “Merle” colouring of her Australian Shepherd Mom, which means she has a dizzying pattern of freckles in shades of grey, black, walnut brown and white. I thought that a “Merle” bracelet – or at least one with the colours of merle… would be a wonderful, neutral bracelet that I would enjoy wearing every day.
…But how to give it that little extra touch that says “Teemo”? In the end I decided that the most distinctive feature of Teemo, (other than her dangerously good looks – lol) is that she is always tuned in and ready to work. She listens constantly, trying to figure out what she can do to make her humans happy.
She guards us against squirrels and raccoons that might dare to tiptoe on our fence… she fetches balls for us, she does all sorts of useful tricks, she greets all the customers at the shop. Work, Work, Work. She is the hardest working dog in the dog biz. So I thought that the best way to say “Teemo” with this bracelet was to exceed your expectations, and go the extra mile, making a second bracelet to pair with the first.
These two bracelets could be worn together or apart… on their own, or stacked with an armful of other modern silver pieces. They would make a great everyday combination, which would work with practically everything I own. Lots of my favorite beads ended up in this design, including my three Labradorites.
You can see straight away how much I wear some of these beads – look how worn my very first Labradorite is now! It’s practically become a cabochon.
Clockwise from clasp: “Chess Lock”, “Unique Glass”, “Labradorite”, “Blue Desert”, “Brown Dot” (retired), “Labradorite”, “Spot” (retired), “Unique Glass”, “White Steel”, “Sapphire with silver core”, “Switzerland World Tour Mountain Crystal”, “Brown Desert” (retired), “Shortcut” (retired), “Labradorite”, “Black Spot”, “Smoky Quartz”, “Sparrow” (retired), “Blue Desert”, “Scot Bouwens Artisan Bead”.
What a good dog, Teemo!