Sunday, March 16, 2014
Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 16...
Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge was to create a wrap bracelet.
I've made these type of bracelets in the past, but it has been awhile. I had to play around a bit before things started coming back to me. For this bracelet, I wanted to use a NEW fine pewter, arrow button from my family at Green Girl Studios. It's perfect for a button closure. For the rest of the bracelet, I wanted a fresh, springy palette. So, I went with a pale, minty green leather cord, matte antique rose seed beads with a gold luster, and white pearl Tila beads with an AB finish. The Japanese seed beads and leather are from the shop. I didn't want to hide the stitches and wanted to incorporate them as a design element, so I used a smoke-colored braided micro-monofiliment.
Once the technique came back, I could have easily made this several times longer, but I've been super busy and didn't have time for too big of a project. So I made the wrap bracelet go once around.
Someone recently asked me when I had time to participate in this month-long challenge. And truthfully, I don't have time, but it is such a wonderful creative exercise that I've made time. Sometimes it's only a few minutes here and there, but I've found that the process has been very rewarding. For some of the more complicated projects, I try to start them a few days in advance and that helps me keep on track. To view the entire calendar, CLICK HERE.