Finally finished that bracelet
Thanks to those of you who commented on my bracelet either here or over at Polymer Clay Central (which you should check out if you haven’t already. I only recently discovered it thanks to Anita (again check out here blog if you haven’t already seen it http://melobeau.blogspot.com/)).
I tried a zillion things this afternoon, different sized beads, different colours, different combinations. Annoyingly I had been to the bead shop this morning but forgot to take my chip beads with me to try out. I bought some lime green and brilliant blue beads but none were quite right. i tried some copper spacer beads but the chips are fairly translucent and the copper seemed very heavy next to them. I decided that the chip beads needed to be in clusters, they looked a bit weird separated I think.
Nothing said ” this is right ” to me so I went for quick power nap. Whilst I was napping I had a dream of a snake of seed beads wrapping round my chip beads so took that as suggestion and went with it. Here it is.
|Finished turquoise chip bracelet|
|Close up of finished bracelet|
I added a bit of chain on to make up the extra inch I needed (I have shortened it a lot since I took that photo) and used the spare chip bead to make a little dangly end. I quite like it. I have been wearing it this evening. My husband said he thought it was a bit boring but I don’t rely on his judgement on things like these!
So much for just quickly stringing up the few trial beads I made!
PS I ought to add that I have noted how different the colours appear in my pictures – need to sort out the white balance I guess – it’s a daytime, night time difference.