Finished this bracelet yesterday. I LOVE it!! Hubby loves it!! He has asked that I keep this set, including the earrings.
I used the same supplies as I used to make the earrings with two exceptions. I added bead caps to a couple of the Onyx beads. Just to change the look a bit and not have all of them the same. And I added a few daisy spacers when wirewrapping the flat oval Jasper beads. Again, to add variety.
Bracelet measures 8″ and has a gold plated lobster claw clasp.
Wirewrapping IS getting easier. I don’t even dread it anymore. Though it takes longer to make, you can go off in many directions as you can see from the earrings I made last night.
Dangles with two tiers of gemstones plus crystal charms using links of chain and jump rings.
I rarely make earrings so I surprised myself in making them FIRST. When I do make earrings it is usually because I have beads leftover, just enough to make a pair. But this time, I had an idea for a dramatic pair and kept changing, rearranging the pieces until it matched the image in my head.
Now, I have to work on the bracelet. The base is finished. Next I will wirewrap the beads and then decide if I want a full look or sparsely filled look. I would like for the bracelet to match the fullness of the earrings if I have enough pieces.
Supplies used in this project:
Chain link coils, gold plated
Black Onyx beads, oval shape
Jasper beads, flat oval shape and smaller round ones
Topaz Crystal Dual Channel Connector, gold plated
Jet Crystal Hearts, gold plated
Jet Crystal Round Channels, gold plated
3mm gold filled round beads
Jump rings, gold plated, 6mm, 18 ga and 4mm, 21 ga