January 31, 2014

Multi-Strand Bracelet mania

Updating the shop soon with these dazzlers! Love playing around with color lately as it's so gray and dismal around here lately. I really hate winter. I want to be Tucson right now with all my friends, shopping for beads in nice warm weather.  So to combat these blues, I'm using bright summery colors with birds and butterflies and sweet little sleeping fawns.

The thing I like most about this particular design is that there are endless possibilities and techniques. In this batch, I used leather and rivets to form button loops for the clasp - much much faster than the macrame beaded loop and I really love the rustic quality the leather brings to the entire piece.

On that first bird/bone/house bracelet at the left, I used silver chain that I embellished with linen cording and green size 6 seed beads.  It's hard to see in this pic but it's a really cool textural addition to the beaded strands and plays off well with the pewter button that's on the other end.

These will be available soon in my Etsy shop.




8 comments:

  1. who'd put a bird a bone and a house together? you that's who! gorgeous work, so sweet and bright.

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  2. Very cute. Love the bright color scheme and I am also in Tucson-envy mode. Some day, I WILL get to go!

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  3. Beautiful!! Love them all!

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  4. Looks like you got your mojo back. Love this versatile design!

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  5. Looking so great! I love the color schemes and the way you have combined the beads. Very inspiring! I also really like the leather loops.

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  6. Pamela Lynn Gangler2/01/2014

    I love the textures that come through in the bead strands , genius!

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  7. They're so pretty Lorelei! Love the mix & fun-loving style!

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