Sunday, March 13, 2011

Beaded Bracelet

Making the beaded bookmarks yesterday got me in the mood to make more beaded things, so I made myself a bracelet too!

Here are just some close ups of the different charms I made:
I used prettily painted wooden beads and rounded it off with 2 wooden black beads on either side.
I also added a variety of heart and insect metal charms:

And then I made a few smaller dangly-bead combinations:
Left: a gold splashed bead rounded off with 2 black wooden beads.  Centre: a gold painted wooden disk bead attached to a flower-like spacer.  Right: a jasper stone bead rounded off with 2 wooden beads again.
Left: gold painted wooden bead topped with a spacer and black wooden bead.  Right: a pretty volcano bead rounded off with a spacer on each side.
This is one of my favourite bracelets I've made so far. :D

I've had some other favourite bracelets that I made in the past, but I made them with string and they've all broken after wearing them for a while (some sooner than others) - I'm not sure why. :(  So I prefer to make chain bracelets now.  Here are my poor broken ones:
A fun little daisy chain bracelet.
An ocean inspired seed bead bracelet.
I used the cutest little mini sea shells on this one!
A glass pearl & rose bracelet.

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BB said...

Wow! Beautiful bracelet, looks like it took hours to make.

Charmed said...

I love the wooden bead bracelet. Great job!

Monica said...

What a pretty, pretty bracelet that is... love that wooden bead... and you are a serious jewellery maker. Love the ocean inspired one. Sorry that they broke.

xxx Monica

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is gorgeous Monique! I love all the different elements you used.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Again - so impressed with your bracelets!! Love the first one! What a great one for a night out on the town!!
Sorry to read your other beauties broke. I've made a few bracelets, but ended up enjoying cardmaking more!

Catalina said...

Ooh, I love this! The wooden beans are so pretty.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I really like the wood and copper combo on the first one! So earthy!!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!! As always! :)

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