Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This is a new freeform bracelet that I just started. I am loving it so far and the length is almost finished - 6 1/2 to fit me of course. I want to add more surface texture, maybe some more layers and decorate the edges. I have a beautiful black and silver button to use as the closure. I really am having a good time beading this and I can see more of these in my future using some other colors. This is my learning experience and I hope to iron out all the kinks with this one. I have a ton of ideas about using focals and surface decorations with these freeform bracelets - but I gotta finish this first one.
Monday, June 25, 2012
I haven't posted in a long time but I have been beading. I finished these 2 bracelets awhile ago - love them both and they are for me. I was so inspired by this bracelet and two others by Nancy Dale - that I thought I needed to try to make one for myself. I made the black one first and wore it around and got a ton of compliments so I decided to make the peach colored one for a more summery look. Nancy said she was inspired to make her bracelets by NanC Meinhardt's Izzy and Lucy bracelets. These are fun to make in a modified RAW stitch and I am finally feeling comfortable with RAW now. I have never used snaps for a closure on a bracelet before and I sewed the snap down backwards and boy did I stitch it securely - I will never make that mistake again. I want to thank Nancy Dale for the inspiration she is one great bead artist - visit her website here for a look at more of her amazing work.