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Friday, May 14, 2010

Copper & Silver Elf Weave Bracelet

Elf Weave Bracelet

Today project was a chain maille kit that I bought at TBS bead from Gardiner Designs.  It was great to make a new chain maille bracelet. Marilyn's instructions are easy to follow. I had this bracelet done in a few hours. Maybe I should dig out the other kits that I have in my stash.

I have some sample projects to work on this weekend for Maria to have for her booth (#993) at Bead and Button in June.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Deep Caribbean Blue Chicklet Bracelet

This is the latest of my chicklet bracelets. I used the same two colour blue chicklets as in the Iced Blueberry bracelet, but I have gone more intense and deeper with the colours.

 Deep Caribbean Blue

Once I had finished the bracelet it had reminded of pictures of the Caribbean Sea.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Contemporary Ukrainian necklaces

A young lady preparing for her graduation wanted a necklace to wear that would honour her Ukrainian heritage. Maria of Rypan Designs was asked to design something (I did the final pieces).

This piece is a colour variation of Maria's popular cascading swag design. We used cream and gold beads for a fresh, modern version to match the grad's dress.

This piece has a more traditional base. It starts with a basic netted collar with cream and gold beads. The lower edge is embellished with loops of larger cream and gold beads.  The extender chain is finished off with a loop of beads the same as on the necklace.

Both pieces are on their way to this lucky young lady. I hope that she wears them with grace and pride.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chicklet Bracelets

Among the few things that I got at last week's TBS bead fair were some wonderful pressed glass chicklet beads. These rectangular beads are used in Rypan Designs' Chicklet Bracelets. I found some coordinating seed beads and made these two bracelets.

Iced Blueberry Chicklet Bracelet

Bollywood Chic Chicklet Bracelet