Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Bracelets

I've been super impressed with all the lovely bracelets I've seen made by EBW members lately.  Also, the concept of making your own closure has seemed particularly interesting, as I've been getting fed up with the quality of the clasps I bought.  So this week, I've been working on a few bracelets (and closures!) of my own.  

Saturday and Sunday:  I realized how few brown/earthy pieces I've made.  Which is odd, considering how much I like this family of colors.  So, I made a netted bracelet.

Sunday and Monday: I've been hearing 'peyote, peyote, peyote' ever since I joined EBW, so I thought I'd look into that stitch, and how it was made.  Well, I opened up some instructions, and realized it was a stitch I'd figured out for myself a few months back, but just hadn't done much with.  So I decided to use it for this bracelet, inspired by stained glass.

Tuesday and Wednesday:  Then I was on a roll, so I tried two-drop (?) peyote.  I really like how this bracelet turned out - the pattern is based on detailing I've been using in some drawing and just basically sketches in the margins of notebooks.  The bracelet drapes delightfully!


Thursday:  This idea just came into my head, and at the last minute, I decided to add the orange beads for a little extra flair.  Somehow, I keep coming back to floral themes...  They're just so fun to make!
Any of these that don't sell will go up on Etsy after I get back from the Ft. Sumner rodeo next week!  Maybe I'll have to check out the Billy the Kid Tombstone race while I'm there...

13 comments:

Melody said...

Fun post! You are so productive, I'm impressed.

Marlaine said...

Wow! You have really been busy! Pretty bracelets. I particularly like the netted one in earth tones.

Dawn N said...

What busy girl you've been! I really like your brown netted bracelet.

:-) MaryLou said...

Awesome! I really love the stained glass one.

Enchanted Beads said...

Your bracelets are lovely. I love the earthy piece, color and design.
ileana

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, Ginny, where do you get all the energy. Your bracelets are just to die for.

Anna said...

Wow, they are all stunning! Where do you find the time to get so many done?

njemacreative said...

right now, this is my 'job', plus I tend to neglect dishes in order to work on new ideas. :) Once I go back to grad school in August, I'm sure my beading productivity will go way down. Though the occasional project is sure to keep me sane..

Kerrie said...

What a great and varied collection of bracelets - love that stained glass one!

ClinkscalesArts said...

WOW - I loved seeing all of these creations! You are one productive beader! :D

Julie said...

Wow! I am totally impressed with how much you have been able to make! All of them are beautiful - I really like the blue and white one - very pretty! Keep up the great work!

Oh - and I loved the stained glass one as well - it's gorgeous!

Smadar's Treasure said...

What a great collection, they are all lovely! I love your two-drop peyote with the beautiful pattern :)

Smadar

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