I've always loved the look of bead weaving designs but have never had the patience to learn the technique. I gotta tell ya, I love the way these bracelets turned out today. I used the new seed beads that I got from Twisted Sistah Beads and Fiber- they are funky little drop shapes, and worked perfectly to weave with this bicycle chain.
If you like the feel of bead weaving, with a little extra weight from the chain/ artisan made findings, these bracelets will be perfect for you! They are all 7.25 inches long.
The far left, is a gold/green iridescent seed bead, and I used a great handmade bronze toggle from Starry Road Studio, and some filigree leaves from Vintaj Brass Co.
The middle is pewter chain, teal picasso seed beads, and a bee/flower pewter clasp from Green Girl Studios.
And then the far right, is pewter chain with pewter color seed beads, a pewter toggle button from Mamacita Beadworks, and I made the steel wire toggle, and I used a Mykonos dragonfly charm from Stinky Dog Beads.
They are listed here, on etsy.
Totally awesome. I followed your tutorial in bead style and it was very fun. I do not think I finished it correct and I could not get the strands to twist correctly. But it was fun to accomplish something in one day. I love the toggle you made. :)ReplyDelete
Seriously gorgeous design Lorelei! Love the color and texture of each and the clasps and charms you selected really makes each piece unique.ReplyDelete
Love this wonderful variation on classic beadweaving (which is something I'm not up for learning LOL). The artisan clasps are the perfect finish :)ReplyDelete
Love them! Future tutorials?ReplyDelete
Wow - love the design. All of them!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I imagine a bracelet and necklace set would be fabulous for the coming summer, worn with a maxi dress :-)ReplyDelete
Great bracelets! What issue is the tutorial published in ?ReplyDelete
Stunning design!! Love them! :)ReplyDelete
I would love to try this, but I can't seem to find that type of chain anywhere. Can you tell me, where did you find that cool chain? These are just beautiful! I love your colors!ReplyDelete
I know they carry this chain in a few places. I order it from Limabeads.com and Fusionbeads.comDelete