Although Marlies has always loved jewelry, this is her first attempt at creating her own. Doesn't her lovely anklet and earrings look good enough to eat? She first experimented with the orange speckle and lime glass beads. She then added brown speckled beads which helped tone down the bright orange. Small corrugated metal beads were used in between all the beads. The matching earrings were a must.

The inspiration for designs comes from different sources. In this case, Marlies had brought a specific t-shirt (see smaller picture) so that she could create jewelry to go with it. Just perfect for the summer!