Tuesday, 5 July 2011

More beads

A couple more beaded bracelets to show, this time on memory wire.

I’ve used the whole piece of about 5 loops to create these two.

SAM_0533This first one uses creamy white seed beads and Chinese crystal bicones.

SAM_0532I wanted a more wintery feel to this one so used seed beads in an aubergine colour and matched them with larger beads in a similar shade in both matt and pearlescent finishes. A lot of my winter wardrobe is in burgundy so this should go well with it.

They are very easy to make as it’s just a matter of threading the beads but the wire is very stiff so making a loop in the ends to keep the beads on can be a little tricky. I actually broke one of the crystals doing this and had to replace it.

I should have had 2 more to show using half the amount of loops but my daughter was here at the weekend and tried them on. Strangely she ‘forgot’ to take them off when she left.

Sue xx


Drusilla Designs said...

Gorgeous bracelets! Especially love the wintry one Mani xxx

Gez said...

Wow! Sue I love, love, love your bracelets. I have a very cheap bought one from town and love it too bits! Rachel borrowed it for China last year and some how it's ended up in her room!!

Never thought of making my own. What a fabulous idea. Love your choice of beads and crystals. Beautiful!

Hazel said...

Just been catching up with all the fab projects I've missed since my last visit. These are gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bracelets Sue...x

Angelnorth said...

These look lovely Sue, the wintery one's my favourite! You can get memroy wire cap beads that you glue on the ends if you don't want to struggle with making a loop - a dab of superglue would probably do the trick to secure those and you can buy multiple tubes of that in the pound shop!

tracy said...

pretty :)
liking the burgandy one ;)

Janice said...

Lovely bangle Sue

Mina said...

wow Sue these are beautiful and so fantastically made too
Mina xxx

Kathy said...

oh Sue, your bracelets are really lovely, aren't you clever - crochet last week, now beading...what next?