September 20, 2014

2-in-1 Beading Tutorial - Bracelet Double Diamond and Lacy Braid

I so love it when it happens to me, that when I design something new, the design evolves and I see more options hidden in it.  As always, I am happy to share any design ideas I have for the same project, so Lacy Braid & Double Diamond Bracelets is actually a 2-in-1 bracelet pattern, which includes all information you need to know for making the two bracelet designs. This is a fun project and I think you will love the 3D profile of the Double Diamond bracelet!

The Double Diamond bracelet is made with seed beads, Superduo beads  and Swarovski crystal beads. 
Lacy Braid bracelet is made with Superduo beads (Twin beads can work here, too) and seed beads only, but if you like the Bling, you can substitute some seed beads for crystal beads... 

The tutorial is available in both my Etsy and Artfire shops. 

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Double Diamond Bracelets

Double Diamond Bracelets

September 14, 2014

Autumn Colors Necklaces

These are two necklaces I made recently. The center part of the first necklace is something I made a few years ago , as part of a necklace I entered to one of Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenge, but I wasn't really sure I liked how it turned out. 
I've put the necklace aside until I figured out how to change it.. It took a while until I found the right beads and other materials to combine the crocheted part with, but I finally made it, and I am very pleased with the new design.... 

The other necklace I beaded especially for Beth, a dear friend who lives on the other side of the world.
A few years ago, when I only started out my Etsy shop, she contacted me and asked about some clasps that I used for my bracelets. We had a few conversations, and then she told me that she had a lot of jewelry making supplies she received from a family member. I asked if I could buy some from her, but she kindly and so generously wanted to give them to me as a gift. She sent me large heavy box, full with many kinds of beads and other fun stuff! 
I used some of the beads she sent me back then in this necklace I made for her, and I am so glad she wrote and said loved it!  Hugs & love to you my friend Beth!