There is nothing more frustrating than finding a tutorial for a very easy bracelet you want to make, but not having the materials to make it. What’s not funny is that I seem to do it all the time!
Last week I came across this great tutorial on a Blog by The Gossiping Goddess. But my problem was I didn’t have any seed beads big enough that I could thread cord through. So I searched ebay for size 4.0-4.5mm seed beads and all I came up with was someone in Poland selling them or the USA. Not to be beaten I started to look through my beads for any that might have a hole big enough to thread the cord I had through, eventually I remembered my silver plated spacer beads, usually if all else fails they will do the job. And yes they did, and here is my finished bracelet.
I can highly recommend having a go at this, I’m really pleased with how mine turned out. I’m now on a mission to find more beads with big holes and nice buttons.
Another item I have made this week, has been in my head for a couple of weeks, but I had to buy the the shell disc beads first. I decided to go with a Purple mix and a dark purple as I do like these rich colours, especially for Autumn/Winter. But I am also considering buying some more in a Brown/Gold mix.
I made this necklace first and a ring, but I also intend making a bracelet and some earrings.
After making that ring I decided to make another, as I do like making beaded rings. I used up some red beads I had left from a necklace I made in the summer, I’m really pleased with how it turned out looking like a flower.
I also bought these fab skull charms this week.
I think one looks nice on a Black crystal bead Bracelet, great for adding a little sparkle and twist to the party season.
My last photo is of yet another clip, I really do enjoy doing these, I find them quite theraputic and something I can do whilst watching TV. I decided to try some millefiori beads this time, instead of pearls and crystals.
Well I did promise jewellery this week and jewellery is what I’ve given you. I am slowly getting my inspiration and motivation back.
Take care and have a good week.
PS. Weight loss this week -1 lb, I need to try harder this week!!