My sister in law (whose wedding I mentioned in my last post) very kindly asked me to create two bracelets for her wedding – one for her and one for my other sister in law, who was a bridesmaid. The bridesmaid’s dress was a mid blue colour so I played around with a few designs on a blue theme and this was the one that she chose!
(It was my favourite too, so I was really pleased)
These bracelets are really delicate, made from clusters of crystals, pearls and seed beads. I just love the look of tiny beads clustered together at the moment, as I mentioned here.
The bride’s bracelet had light blue crystals, and the bridesmaid’s bracelet had mid-blue crystals to match her dress. The beads are threaded onto two pieces of flexible beading wire, with some of the beads going through both wires to create a woven look.
The bracelets got lots of compliments on the big day, I was so pleased! I was so happy with how they came out, I think I might make one for myself…
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I’ve got a thing about clusters of small beads at the moment – I just think they look so pretty! If you remember, I made some Christmas decorations which were rings of clustered beads last year. I’ve been working on and off on some necklaces using this clustered bead technique for ages, and I’ve finally got them up in the Little Koo Etsy shop!
The central part of each necklace is made from small beads wrapped around a stiff wire semi-circle, hung on a sterling silver chain. These designs have a little sparkle from the clear Swarovski crystals interspersed with pearls, gemstones and tiny gold seed bead accents. So far, this necklace is available in two colours – mint green and pale pink. The mint green design features amazonite beads, while the pale pink design uses strawberry quartz.
The amazonite necklace can be found here…
…while the strawberry quartz necklace can be found here.
I’m thinking of making some earrings to match, so watch this space!
What do you think? Is this a style that you like too? Would you like to see this design in a different colour?
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