Who is in charge?

amber, freshwater pearls, green turquoise, fire-polished glass, coin pearls,
dyed jade, Peruvian blue opal, sterling silver, antiqued brass

I'm very happy with this bracelet; it has been in my head for quite some time and I finally was able to make it real.  The jewelry thing still feels quite new and I am still groping and hoping to find my style.  I often hesitate to start on a piece, due to lack of confidence. So different from textile work, where I feel very much in charge.