Custom delicate beaded wedding bracelets

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!

Blue crystal and pearl bracelet

(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.

Blue crystal cluster bracelet

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.

Delicate mid blue crystal and pearl bracelet

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…

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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Little Koo Jewellery sneak preview

I’m very excited because the Little Koo Etsy shop is in progress and I hope to have it up and running by 1st March (that’s the deadline Tom has given me)! There’s loads still to do but in the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on my photography. I’ve read loads of articles on how to take photographs of craft items (and especially jewellery), but this video was definitely the most useful. I know very little about photography but am learning so this is very much a work in progress!

Anyway, as my lovely blog readers, you are privileged to get a sneak preview of some of my jewellery items, and some of the photos that will go on the Etsy shop. I would love to hear any comments and criticisms (preferably constructive) about both the jewellery and the photography.

The jewellery is made from semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals, with sterling silver clasps and ear hooks. The aim of the designs are that they are simple enough to wear everyday with any type of outfit, but will add a little colour and sparkle to your day. I use wire-wrapped loops throughout to avoid the risk that the jewellery will come apart, I want it to be durable and something that you can come back to time after time.

Tiger’s eye and Swarovski crystal earrings:

Tiger's eye and Swarovski crystal earrings

Blue Tiger’s eye and Swarovski crystal earrings:

Tiger's eye and Swarovski crystal earrings

 

Shell pearl and Swarovski crystal earrings:Shell pearl and Swarovski crystal earrings

 

Crystal and Swarovski pearl earrings:Swarovski pearl and crystal earrings

 

Crackled glass and Swarovski crystal earrings:Crackled glass and Swarovski crystal earrings

 

Coral-coloured shell pearl and Swarovski crystal earrings:Shell pearl and Swarovski crystal earrings

 

Crystal and crackled glass earrings:Crackled glass and crystal earrings

 

Chrysocolla and Swarovski pearl earrings:Chyrsocolla and Swarovski pearl earrings

 

Rose quartz and Swarovski pearl bracelet:Crackled glass and rose quartz bracelet

 

Coral and striped jasper bracelet:Jasper and coral bracelet

 

Coral-coloured shell pearl and Swarovski crystal bracelet:Shell pearl and Swarovski crystal bracelet

 

Blue shell pearl and crystal bracelet:Shell pearl and Swarovski crystal bracelet

 

Blue Tiger’s eye and Swarovski crystal bracelet:Tiger's eye and Swarovski crystal bracelet

 

Thanks for reading!

Rachel