Saturday, 15 October 2011

Beads beautiful beads...

Hello again!! :)

I’m back to (properly!) show you the bracelet there was a sneak of in my earlier post- it was made to go with that card for a purple loving friend’s birthday a little while ago but I wasn’t able to post either at the time...


It’s an idea that I’ve seen around in quite a few places and thought these giant (Size 2/0 for those that are familiar with such things!! :) ) seed beads would be perfect for.


It’s very simple and needs only the beads and some large (7mm) jump rings to create... I just made a chain from the jumps and then attached more jumps with beads on them to the chain :) It didn’t take too long to make, either, though opening and closing all those thick and rather stiff jumps was a tad hard on the hands and I’ll do it in even more stages next time!! ;) But that’s the joy of jewellery making- it is much easier than some other crafts to pick up and put down as the mood (or energy/pain level) takes you!! :) Plus, the stash piles to find space for are considerably smaller than for papercrafting!!lol


So very simple that I can’t think of anything else to say to go with all the piccies I took!!lol My excuse is that my camera hates purple beads and none of the pics looked true to colour at the time... but then I found I could get a true colour while I was editing them last night and now I can’t choose which I like best!!lol



This style of bracelet may be simple but it moves really nicely and feels lovely in your hand or on your wrist :)


Well, while I know that most of you are more into cards than jewellery, I hope you’ve enjoyed a bit of a change of scene tonight as much as I enjoyed a change of craft when I made it!! :) There are some more of my jewellery pieces if you click on ‘Jewellery’ in the Labels if you fancy seeing more!! :) Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave- I really do appreciate every one :)





9 comments:

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Rachel....

big hugs Vicky xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful bracelet Rachel and your card is gorgeous...enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

coops said...

beautiful bracelet rachel.the beads are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

LittleNorthStar said...

Card and bracelet are both gorgeous. i've been wearing the bracelet alot :) xxx

Katina said...

Beautiful bracelet Rachel! I love the colour of the beads and they look perfect with the silver. xx

Carole of Brum said...

I didnt know you made jewellery as well, Rachel, your so multi-talented! Looks gorgeous too. Never done anything like this....knowing me I'd drop all the beads, he hee. Must take a lot of patience, but then a lot of crafting does. CoB

Feebsy said...

Oooh wow Rachel that is fabulous. I love the design it looks so pretty. You're so talented I bet your friend loves both the card and the bracelet.

Feebsy
xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Rachel, just love this pretty bracelet and matching card. What a wonderful gift. I've had a browse round your blog and love your creativity - that silver and pearl jewellery set is totally gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments.
Caroline xxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Stunning Rachel, you have very lucky friends :-) Miss you lots honey, Elaine-xxx-

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