I cannot believe it’s been almost a month since my last post. I really do love to write and post about what I’m working on or new things I’m trying out…honestly, this means I haven’t been doing much lately in the jewelry department. And we’re leaving on Monday for a big reunion trip. Then, it’s October, and yikes…two big holiday markets to prepare for. I’ve really been goofing off this summer. I might just regret that come October.
Here’s a few things I made this week. Eight beaded leather bracelets. These are very popular at the markets, so I’ve got a little inventory prepared. Four are made with the Krobo beads from Ghana that I adore. And four with a big variety of glass beads from India. Working my way through a giant box of them. Had a bit o’fun putting the groupings of colors together.
This last one is something I saw on the internet…I love wearing a bunch of smallish bracelets that are mix and match. This one fits right in with my growing collect. And it’s another use for my huge bin of seed beads. I’m thinking I’d like to make about a dozen more and wear them all together!! These also look great mixed with chunkier styles like the ones above.
It’s so easy that I’m thinking this would be a great project for our Women’s Retreat in April. They love making jewelry.
It uses only about 12 inches of embroidery floss, a jump ring, a lobster clasp,
The little brass star charm is optional, but adorable. Those fine collapsible needles came in very handy to thread these seed beads onto the embroidery floss.
The last photo shows it laid out…I’m not sure you can see it clearly, but I used my version of a random pattern.
5 pink beads, 1 gold, 3 pink, 1 gold, 1 pink, 1 gold…repeat. It’s a pattern really that turns out looking very random.
I’ve used this very same “random” pattern successfully in other bracelets and necklaces.
Pretty sure it would work with other groupings of beads, if you keep them in odd numbers.
Hi, My name is Lynda.
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