Monday, December 21, 2009

New Bracelet

I spent awhile taking pictures yesterday of some of my newest creations. Because just about everything is gift related, I'm holding off on posting them until the recipients get their gifts. Why spoil the surprise :).

This had been started as a gift as well, but I goofed and made it 6 inches instead of 7. I could almost get it around my own wrist, so I added a few more jump rings and decided to keep it for myself. Because this design doesn't use to many beads I figured it would be a waste of stringing material to pull it apart. I like the design but I have to figure out a better way to end it, right now it's a bit on the rough side.

For the picture here it's only draped over my hand. Once it's closed it's a snug (but not tight) fit. Yes, I have small wrists, I actually prefer 6 and a half inch bracelets to the standard 7 inches.


Materials:

9mm twisted Toho bugle beads - gold
Size 6 Toho seed beads - Silver-Lined Smokey Topaz
Gold plated clasp
Various jump rings

2 comments:

Regina said...

Claire, I love the bracelet and the design technique. Regina

Claire said...

Thank you very much :) I've been pondering over better ways to finish this design, so hopefully I'll be making more of them. The twisted bugle beads work well for this.