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Monday, June 23, 2008

Herringbone Bangle Bracelet

I've long been an admirer of Ruby and her wonderful beading tutorials. I thought these beaded bangles looked fun, and decided to give it a try. I did this in size 11 pink ceylon Toho treasure beads, accented with size 15 japanese seed beads in shimmering dark rose. The other beads are just crystal size 8 seed beads. I made this for my daughter, as she loves these colors, and it matches most of her wardrobe. Although I did not capture it in the picture, I added a guard chain to the bracelet, as my magnetic clasps are not the stronger ones that are out on the market.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Back After a Break

It's been a long time since I've been in the mood to create. Nothing like life's stressor to put a damper on the creative juices. Now with a new job for the husband and new friends in our lives, I've felt more inspired to be creative.

I've just finished this spiral bracelet for a friend who has a daughter in cheerleading. Their colors are purple, silver and white. I used size 8 opaque white beads for the core, and 4mm purple velvet AB bicones and size 11 crystal silver lines beads for the spiral.