Friday, March 21, 2014

Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 21...

The challenge for Day 21 in the Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge was to work with leather cuffs and straps.

For this challenge, I used turquoise leather from the store.  We carry a selection of colorful leather cording.  I cut it in lengths that are approximately the same size.  (It's good if it's not exactly perfect.)  I then glued and crimped down the ends of the leather in a ribbon end.  To dress it up, I used some vintage glass pearls and put a really long extender chain with a pearl dangle.

This is a great present idea if you're not sure how big to make the bracelet.  No one likes to make alterations if it's too long or too short.  This design is completely adjustable.

For variations, knot the leather or string beads on before closing it up.  I'm really smitten with this design and think it looks very contemporary and fresh.

If you're interested in checking out the full calendar of prompts and creative exercises, CLICK HERE.

1 comment:

uglibeads said...

Very pretty! I'm on a 30 day challenge too, not the same one, but I find it SOOOOO motivating. Nice to see that I'm not the only one! -- Julie