Monday, June 21, 2010

More bracelets

In my more recent online ordering I bought more Soft Flex beading wire. I picked out another trio and a few single spools. For these bracelets I used seed beads, and crystals. The large seed beads are size 6 while the small ones are 8. The funny thing is, some of my 8s have bigger holes than other 8s. For some of my beads it was snug getting the two strands through an 8 while others there was enough space for another strand.

Anyways, here is what I made having fun with a loop pattern to show off the color combination of the beads and stringing wire. The translucent matte seed beads make me think of those "jelly" shoes / sandals that used to be popular when I was younger.

Warm summer nights:
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Spring Blossoms: (bracelet, and earrings)

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Sparkle:
This is the first one of these loop designs I tried out, and I hadn't used enough Soft Flex. Instead of restringing it and having a random piece of wire, I decided to work the design differently. This is a fun piece to wear with the loopy crystals and the contrasting seed bead strands.
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The crystals on this one are Swarovski, 6mm bicone. I also used copper bicone beads from Rings and Things in this bracelet.

3 comments:

Dave at Rings & Things said...

Awesome! Soft Flex used in a very cool new way. So glad you shared this, Claire :)

--Dave
at Rings & Things

Softflexgirl said...

These are fab!

Claire Goverts said...

Thanks both of you :) I had fun making these, the Soft Flex worked out well for the design I had in mind. (Now to get better about measuring it out ahead of time).