August 25, 2011

It's a Wrap






Everybody's doing it. Why not me too!  These bracelets look really cool and they seem very easy to make.  I had some leather, and got some pretty turquoise rhinestone chain at the Ornamentea booth at bead fest. I had lots of waxed linen on hand.
I darkened the brass rhinestone chain by dumping it into some black patina. It really helped the teal rhinestones pop!   But my hands got dirty working with it and it did discolor my coral waxed linen cording a tad, in spots.
The bracelet took me about an hour to make, mostly because i wanted it to wrap 4 times.  I had a bit of trouble with it twisting. I wonder if that's normal. after a while, I just decided to go with it.
The button, I used a fancy lampwork disc from Kerry of Kabs Concepts.
 I am keeping this for myself!
Here is Ornamentea's tutorial- if you want to see some nice step by step photos, go to Honestly...WTF

26 comments:

  1. What a Sweet bracelet. I too would be keeping this for myself! Beautiful Lorelei!!

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  2. That is so cool. have to try that too!

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  3. Beware - they're addicting - both to create and to wear! :)

    The different variations you can make are fun and really allow for some striking bracelets!!

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  4. Too cool! After seeing people post the tutes, I've been wanting to try one too! I've always wondered what people used the lengths of rhinestones for......

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  5. Wonderful. I like this bracelets very much!!!

    Greets from Germany, Ruth

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  6. These wraparound bracelet is awesome! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing...heading over there right now to check it out!

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  7. This is really stunning and I'm glad after all that work you've decided to keep it for yourself!

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  8. Love it! One that you could wear every day.

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  9. I got the same rhinestones at Ornamentea, great idea to darken the metal. I love these.

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  10. Love how yours turned out! I've had everything to make them in 3 different colors sitting here for weeks now waiting for me to pull the right bead out of the kiln for the closure...

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  11. beautiful.. I will have to try this..

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  12. Oh my... I want one, too! I'm going to have to try, too. Just the right look!

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  13. I've been making them too, with turquoise beads and leather cord, I guess I need some of that rhinestone chain, to be able to do it the easier faster way! I do love the way these bracelets look and feel on the wrist, my son took my first one so I had to make myself one too!

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  14. Oh great job! They look spectacular! I love the brown and turquoise combo. I shared your link with Andrea Guarino-Slemmons(www.andreaguarino.etsy.com). She was doing a friends retreat and they made some similar bracelets to this style. Here is her post http://andreaguarinobeads.blogspot.com/2011/08/photos-from-our-first-evening-session.html

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  15. wow!! this is really nice!!!!! I'm thinking to make sth similar for me!!!! :o)

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  16. I agree! They are fun to make and wear and i am in the process of sanding down deer antler pieces for the buttons...i made an anklet with some fish vertebrae trade beads i have and WOW! the comments! everyone loves these as they are SO comfortable; just add your own touch, and voila! Thanks for sharing -
    Christine

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  17. I was thinking that would take me much more than an hour! I think I need to check out a tutorial on that one!! What a cool bracelet.

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  18. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love those colors together.

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  19. OMG... that looks GORGEOUS! So simple and yet the stones just pop! Beautiful job! I don;t blame you for keeping it to yourself...I'd be hard pressed to let it go too ;) thanks so much for the links to the diy. I've loved the look of the wrapped bracelets for a while but the patterns and instructions always left me tangled >.< This one I can do :D

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  20. I love that! It's good to keep a piece for yourself.

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  21. Gorgeous, as usual :) I am amazed at your instinct for combining colors, great piece!

    Cheers from Spain :)

    Bea

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  22. Love how your bracelet turned out. I would definately keep this one.

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  23. Hi Lorelei,i got that tutorial by e-mail...looks awesome you did a great job!.......i seem to have misplaced the computer cord for my camera as soon as i find it i'll sned you those pics :)
    have a great weekend ttfn Lana

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  24. you know what i love? discovering that something that looks like it might be difficult is really rather easy! thanks for sharing this, i might not have tried these otherwise but i will this weekend and i have a whole bag of rhinestone chain!

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  25. You know me - I Love this style. I especially like it with the pretty Kabs glass disc. I have some of that same exact chain. You have inspired me with the patina... I will have to play while we get rained on this weekend!

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