Tuesday, November 20, 2007
My First Netted Bracelet
This is my first attempt at a netted bracelet. The photo above is the finished bracelet. This bracelet was made from a pattern by Bev Herman which I purchased here. The bracelet is awesome and the pattern easy to follow. I always consider the first time I try a pattern a learning experience and this was a very positive learning experience. I can't wait to try another one.
The two above photos are the finished netted bracelet before I added the beaded focal.
This is the beginning of the focal. For the middle of this focal I used a button which I cut off the shank. In this photo it is glued to Lacys Stiff Stuff which I colored black with a marker. It also has three rows of beads sewn around it. Next I will finish off the back with ultra suede and add some finishing rows of beading.
Finished bracelet with a button closure.
Another photo of the finished bracelet - not a great photo as I could not get the bracelet to stand on its own very well.
A close up of the finished focal with all 5 rows of beading and a good look at the netting stitches.
One last finished photo with a look at the plain black button closure. I love this bracelet and I can't believe I made it.