First, the Autism Spectrum of colors all lined up with pretty sterling silver granulated spacers separating each color group. A simple, yet bright and glowing bracelet, I also decided to add a pretty faceted 8x6mm Swiss Blue Topaz, in a bezel setting.
Autism Awareness in Basic Black. This time I lined up the Firefly beads but instead of just using sterling silver granulated spacers, I decided to add a color that isn't usually seen with the Autism Spectrum shades. 6mm Black Onyx beads were used for separation between the Firefly beads along with the sterling silver granulated spacers. I also added a sterling silver tag that I punched an Autism puzzle piece upon, and it hangs from a violet anodized** niobium ring next to the clasp.
Autism Awareness in a warm copper glow. My next bracelet has the Firefly beads arranged a little differently, in that one of each color sits side by side in each grouping, which has been encompassed within coppery bead caps. Each set has been separated with a coppery ball bead, and a wire wrapping has been added for the loop that the clasp hooks onto. A sterling silver tags also hangs connected by a black niobium jump ring from just below the clasp.
Autism Awarreness can be in Gunmetal too! This cute bracelet was made similar to the basic black bracelet, only this time I used genuine 6mm hematite beads instead of onyx, as separators between the Firefly beads. Each hematite bead also has the sterling silver granulated spacer beads on each side, and the sterling silver puzzle piece punched tag hangs from a black niobium jump ring. The metal components on this bracelet are all in a gunmetal shade to match the hematite, too!
Pearly Girly Autism Awareness: This bracelet I purposely made larger because there is always someone who likes a longer style that hangs freely. The autism spectrum colored beads on this bracelet are separated by pretty teardrop creamy white freshwater pearls which stand out, away from the bracelet when worn. The sterling silver granulated spacers are also included on this bracelet, as is the punched puzzle piece tag, which hangs from an aqua colored anodized** niobium jump ring, just below the clasp.
**Anodized niobium- Niobium is a very strong metal with a hypoallergenic quality, that can be worn without allergic reactions even by most allergic individuals. In its natural form, it is a gunmetal or darkened gray color, but the unique thing about niobium is that when electrical current is applied, it changes colors on the outside surface! I have a collection of anodized wire that I make into ear wires and other items for my customers with delicate skin that cannot wear most metals.
Fire! Fire, the element of strength, heat, and fiery energy, this lanyard incorporates beautifully large 13x15mm Czech glass in an amber shade, and Swarovski crystals and Czech spacers and black beads that separate them all. The Swarovski beads all line up as though they are fire, from red (light siam), fire opal (swarovski's bicolor red/yellow), lemon, and even white hot (clear) crystals. This lanyard has been made with 14/20 gold fill.
Water! Water, the juice of life, nourishes all the grows. This pretty lanyard includes a mixture of little white Swarovski Crystal pearls, silver Czech beads, navy Firefly beads, turquoise rondells, sparkling aqua accent beads, lime green Cats Eye (fiberoptic) beads, farfalle beads and the focal beads: Beautiful genuine Paua doublet beads. All metals on this lanyard are sterling silver.
- Because April is Autism Awareness month, every one of these items in this post comes with an automatic donation in the buyers name to KindTree.org.
KindTree Productions is a non Profit org that specializes in promoting awareness, treatment, and social/community integration. Check them out, just click on the KindTree Productions name and you will be whisked to their site.
And of course anytime a Lotsa Lanyard is purchased a donation is automatically made in the buyers name, all year long.
Thank you for sharing in Autism Awareness Month!