Inspired by this wrap bangle bracelet I made for the Bead Soup Blog Hop, I spent a full week working with my seed bead stash.
Yep, I actually did not pick up my rotary cutter for a whole seven days. Just sat and sat and beaded.
First I made this bracelet.
And then this one.
I had Brides and the “I Do” Season on my mind when I created this one. Even dragged out my button stash.
Next, I circled back to the bracelet that started it all. I added a second peyote bail to it. Loving it even more now.
I think I was probably into Day 3 when I created this red, white and blue one. Still not ready to go back to sewing/quilting.
BTW, you won’t believe the number of empty bead vials I ended up with. There were even more but I tossed a few.
I made little containers of “bead soup” by combining my 11/0 seed beads by colorways. Whatever I thought would look good together got emptied into the bowl. What a great way to use up leftovers from other projects!!
After making this green, gray and black bracelet, I had an idea for a necklace.
But I couldn’t decide on how to end it. What type clasp to use. I chewed on several ideas and one day when running errands, I remembered these barrel tube clasps I bought a few years ago but never tried.
Bingo!! It worked. I am just thrilled to pieces how this came out. No matter that this necklace and bracelet took 24 hours to make. I love it!!
As it turned out, My Week With Seed Beads ended with that necklace. I had a crochet order (which you saw) that I needed to work on. So sadly, I pushed my beads aside. Now, observe how I said that. “Pushed” aside. Not PUT AWAY.
If in a week I don’t have a desire to bead something, then I will dust cover my bead supplies until the next time. Hopefully it won’t be for too long. Need to show all of my crafts some love from time to time.
After all, these pearls and jade beads are waiting to be made into a necklace.
My favorite. Yellow.
Hubby’s favorite. Bronze.
I had fun designing and creating them.
These wrap bangle bracelets and wrap necklace are This Year’s Dozen originals.
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