April 7, 2014

Completely Smitten



I've always loved the look of bead weaving designs but have never had the patience to learn the technique. I gotta tell ya, I love the way these bracelets turned out today. I used the new seed beads that I got from Twisted Sistah Beads and Fiber- they are funky little drop shapes, and worked perfectly to weave with this bicycle chain.

If you like the feel of bead weaving, with a little extra weight from the chain/ artisan made findings,  these bracelets will be perfect for you! They are all 7.25 inches long.


The far left, is a gold/green iridescent seed bead, and I used a great handmade bronze toggle from Starry Road Studio, and some filigree leaves from Vintaj Brass Co.




The middle is pewter chain, teal picasso seed beads, and a bee/flower pewter clasp from Green Girl Studios.



And then the far right, is pewter chain with pewter color seed beads, a pewter toggle button from Mamacita Beadworks, and I made the steel wire toggle, and I used a Mykonos dragonfly charm from Stinky Dog Beads.

They are listed here, on etsy.

10 comments:

  1. Totally awesome. I followed your tutorial in bead style and it was very fun. I do not think I finished it correct and I could not get the strands to twist correctly. But it was fun to accomplish something in one day. I love the toggle you made. :)

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  2. Seriously gorgeous design Lorelei! Love the color and texture of each and the clasps and charms you selected really makes each piece unique.

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  3. Love this wonderful variation on classic beadweaving (which is something I'm not up for learning LOL). The artisan clasps are the perfect finish :)

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  4. Anonymous4/07/2014

    Love them! Future tutorials?

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  5. Wow - love the design. All of them!

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  6. Gorgeous! I imagine a bracelet and necklace set would be fabulous for the coming summer, worn with a maxi dress :-)

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  7. Great bracelets! What issue is the tutorial published in ?

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  8. Stunning design!! Love them! :)

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  9. I would love to try this, but I can't seem to find that type of chain anywhere. Can you tell me, where did you find that cool chain? These are just beautiful! I love your colors!

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    1. I know they carry this chain in a few places. I order it from Limabeads.com and Fusionbeads.com

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