Friday, March 21, 2014
Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 21...
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.
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