Friday, November 16, 2012

Beaded Bracelets

Have more to tell you about the Paris Flea Markets but I also still have tons and tons of photos to go through.  So thought I would tell you about a couple of bracelets I have been working on.  First is a bracelet influenced  by a design by Ella Des of Ellad2

I used matt metallic green iris 4mm firepolish
and metallic sage green size 11 seedbeads.

 Of course I used one of my vintage buttons found in Paris

I varied the design by leaving out the second row
of seed beads around the outside edge.

You can find her beautiful designs on her blog
or purchase this pattern at her store located Here

Another pattern I have been playing with for a while now is my Czech SuperDuo bangle.  Trying different combos, adding other beads, I have even incorporated some of my beaded beads into the pattern.

Now I have to tell you about an influence in my life. 
Years ago, this would not be a combo of colors I would use. 
 Little too bright for me.  After seeing many of Janet's finished projects in a number of classes held at Bead Street, 
I am now stepping out of my box. 
Am pretty pleased with this one. 
 Thanks so much Janet!

  Janet now has a new blog of her own
so all of you can see her projects up close. 
Congratulations, Janet, on your wonderful blog.
You can check it out HERE


Bellezza in ricicletta said...

Belle foto e bracciale stupendo. Brava. Ely

H.T. said...

Both designs are fabulous-mostly the bange's so interesting-I've never tried to use 'twins',or 'super duo' this way yet.The colors are stunning-look so 'happy'-a little of Spring in the deep Autumn,isn't it?
The first one reminds of my 'pearl' one-very similar design,but also very interesting,the shine of the elegance-for special ocassions:-)
bead,bead and take photos-I'd like to see them all:-)
Warm Greetings and Happy Beading-from-Halinka-

April said...

Great bracelet, especially the first one! Unique pattern and fine colors;)

Iris Salewski said...

Sehr schön,
das gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut

Liebe Grüße

JDreams by Janet Carter said...

Oh, that's so nice of you. Glad I've had an influence connected with bright color choices! I love those you chose for this bangle for sure. I'm gonna have to try that.

JBop said...

Love these designs! Missing the shop in a big way! Can't wait until you open again. Any estimated timing?