My Bead Challenge Entry

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Yay!! I am so excited.

I have wanted to show you the bracelet I made for Crystal’s First Bead Challenge. But wanted to wait until she revealed them all on her blog. Go here to see the amazing work of the participants. Stringing, wirework, bead embroidery and bead weaving.

All different takes from three sets of beads. (I borrowed this photo from Crystal’s blog.)

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I had the idea for my bracelet immediately after seeing the choices. I knew I would peyote something.

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I used all ten of the silver saucer beads to connect the peyote tubes. And then created a clasp using round Swarovski crystals in siam, smoke and black.

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I will be putting this bracelet in my Etsy Shop soon.

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Thank you, Crystal, for sponsoring your bead challenge. I really enjoyed it.

Crystal has an amazing selection of beads. Something for everyone. Even handcrafted jewelry is available. Great prices, super fast shipping. Check out her shop here.

AND for those of you following my blog for the beadwork and have waited patiently… good news!! I am going to make another bracelet in bronze. Crystal also had gold beads like the silver ones I used. Can’t wait to get started. Who knows!! Maybe 2012 will get me back to fondling little seed beads!! 😀

8 comments on “My Bead Challenge Entry

  1. Your bracelet is very festive, yet will work equally well with jeans. I love your beading…AND…the sewing you have been sharing. Whatever you do, we’ll all follow along.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    xx, Carol

  2. Lennette says:

    Your bracelet is absolutely beautiful Donna!!!! Whether you’re quilting or beading, you have such an amazing talent!!!!

  3. Deb says:

    This is lovely! Nice bold shapes and distinct colors. 🙂

  4. don_mae says:

    Thank you, thank you.

    All day I have had beading ideas floating around in my head. 😀

    Not a good thing. For my fabric stash.

  5. Crystal says:

    Wow, Donna!
    Now I am blushing!
    Thanks so much for the kind words and for promoting my shop!

    I know you love movies of all kinds… but after reading the great advertising copy you just wrote for me – I’m thinking that you would have been a wonderful agent for a film star – or a bead seller! 😉

  6. Tanya says:

    I like the way your bracelet is designed. The peyote stitch looks interesting. Nice work!

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