I wanted a red bracelet, and couldn’t decide which of two designs to try, so I tried them both. I’ve posted the first. Here’s the second:
I wasn’t finished, but when the sun hit it this afternoon, I had to take its picture! Several times!
I bought a kit of Softflex beading wire from Jewelry Television, and it included garnet-colored, medium diameter wire. I bought the assortment of wire because it included silver and gold-plated. I wound up intrigued with the garnet.
I used the wire as a “carry-a-long” in the first red bracelet I made.
In this one, it’s the “main frame.”
I used three strands, an assortment of translucent beads, and gold colored findings, including a magnetic clasp.
I have enough materials to make another one, and I may write a little tutorial so I can remember how I made it. I think it’s very photogenic!
I like it so much, I’m wearing it, right now, with my pajamas!
This is possibly my favorite of all the things I make:
There is one little part I don’t like, though, the button shank: (It looks like a cat’s nipple.)
Now, you could argue it’s on the inside of the locket and doesn’t matter, but I still don’t like it. (It looks like a cat’s nipple.)
I have some tiny brass stampings I could use to cover it, but they are all too flat. I needed something more dapt, or concave.
Then it hit me, I could use a bead cap! Ta-da!
A little glue, and no more cat’s nipple. It’s a pasty. There might be one for sale on my shop page!Karla Krafts
I’m playing a game with myself. I can’t start any new jewelry project until I finish two old ones. That way, many years from now, I’ll catch up!
This red bracelet is patterned after the one Candie Cooper taught us at the JTV Experience. I’m making it for myself. I’ve ordered tiny tassels to put on the ends. They’ve not arrived so I can’t consider it finished. I guess I’ll need to finish something else’s in it’s place, before I start something new. There’s always a kumicord to work on…
I think I’m on to something adding tassels to my Asian inspired necklaces!
I found little brass blanks I can use to add a pendant loop to the back of my bamboo edged pendant frames:
A little E6000 and a little dry time:
A tassel and a jump ring and I’m in business!
The black tassel is by Bead Landing via Michael’s. The gold one is from a supplier I found on eBay. I will have to favorite them, because it is beautiful and was nicely packaged.
The black and gold necklace is in my shop. So is the blue, but I’ll need to update it! (Since I just did!)
Here are the beautiful enameled pieces I bought with the trunk show dollars I won from Anne Gardanne:They are awesome!
Laura’s lovely lariat made with leather, assorted beads, sewing charms and a Mardi Gras stone heart:(She also made the quilt in the background!)
And here she is!When Laura Sheaffer and I get together, we like to party, and by party, I mean create!
‘Gonna try to cut this bracelet into two chain tassels. Wish me luck!
They’re free! I was afraid I was marring my good flush cutters, so I switched to an old pair of wire cutters. Now, to do something about those very shiny end caps…
with the granddog before it’s time to pick up the grandkids. Life is good.