And more jewelry for me always means more tutorials for you!
And if you love making jewelry, then being a part of AJE comes in very handy, since not only is there always a fresh supply of tutorials, tips, studio peeks, and inspiration, there's also the Component of the Month challenges, where if you're lucky you get a chance to add some new beads to your next design. Our May CoM was hosted by Sue Kennedy and that's how this new bracelet started… inspired by her sweet chicklet beads, I went with a soft shabby and worn vintage look, I turned away from my favorite autumn tones and put down my wire… and I really enjoyed it! I hope this little tutorial inspires you too!
Supplies you'll need:
- 2 (or more) bicone czech glass beads
- 3 (or more) glass chicklet beads
- a sleepy flower garden bunny
- 0/11 seed beads (I used frosted rosaline)
- a mother of pearl button
- one 2 inch fabric covered bead cord
- lace (make sure it's narrow enough to fit through the holes on the chicklet beads)
- hemp cord (or waxed linen… just make sure it fits your seed beads)
Tools you'll need:
- a length of 22 gauge scrap wire
Before starting to assemble this bracelet, it's a good idea to lay out your beads and cords and measure to help you visualize the finished length. My finished bracelet fits up to a 6 1/4 inch wrist—I wanted it to fit somewhat tightly and I've got
I hope you had fun following along!
Have a most wonderful and creative weekend!