Tag Archives: beaded bracelet

Cobalt, Green and Soft Cream

My inspiration for making this bracelet was the gorgeous cobalt and white handmade glass center bead.  Cobalt blue is a strong color and very often when I use strong colors, I use them with other strong colors capable of holding … Continue reading

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Project Runway – Newspaper as Fabric

Using unconventional materials can be a daunting task.  We were challenged in this manner at Penland, and I had some success and, well, a train wreck.  It’s not easy and I can’t imagine the pressure that TV cameras add.  However, Irina … Continue reading

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Operculum Shell Bracelet

This bracelet features little shells called operculum shells.  I got the shell beads at a local bead store, liking the colors, they way they felt, and the fact that they were fairly flat on one side – something different from … Continue reading

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Purple and Copper Bracelet

I finished the bracelet using the textured copper piece I wrote about earlier.  My instincts were to use purple beads in the bracelet and that’s what I ended up doing.  Sometimes designs veer off in unexpected directions, this time it did … Continue reading

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Black and White Bracelet

The idea for this bracelet started with the center component – a black and white enamel link. I wanted to create a design that really complemented it and showed it off.  Initially  I thought I would make a bracelet with both … Continue reading

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Furnace Glass

I finished the bracelet I showed in the design stage in an earlier post.  I love it – love the rich, vibrant colors accented by the sterling silver beads and love the stacked two beads in the center. The striped … Continue reading

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Pink Bracelet Trilogy

This is the third pink bracelet I’ve posted.  The first was made for a friend and after her daughter borrowed it a time too many, she ordered a pink bracelet for her daughter.  I made this one because I was … Continue reading

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