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. :D
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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