Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bracelets! Bracelets! Bracelets!

It's been a while since I made bracelets. I don't really wear them much because I work with computers and I hate it when my bracelet hits the top of my desk when I use the mouse. But last Friday, I was back reading posts from ~Ruffles And Stuff~ and saw this post about Stella & Dot. I love the Soiree Pave Bracelets!

Soiree Pave Bracelet in Turquoise
I checked the online store and they were $34 each. They look easy enough to do, and I still have a  lot of semi-precious stones from when I had my online store, so I decided to make them last weekend.

Using Rose Quarts, Jade and Black Onyx beads

I got a little carried away when I saw how pretty they looked that I ended up making several. I didn't have the same crystal studded silver bead for the center so I used some Czech fire-polished glass beads and crystal-studded silver spacers instead.

Yellow jade bead bracelet.
Using coral beads.
Using Amethyst beads... finally! I was able to use them. I bought them a long time ago but never really found any use for them since I don't like the color much.
Using Moonstone beads.
The last one, I have no idea what the center bead is called. I wanted to make the moonstone bracelet using the same design as the others but it just doesn't seem to look good with the Czech glass bead.

Anyway... I still have plenty of jewelry-making materials so you can look forward to more jewelry posts :)
This is my pearls drawer... I have a separate drawer for glass beads, a separate drawer for metal findings, a separate drawer for semi-precious stones and crystals... and... yeah... I do tend to get carried away.
I linked up this project to the following amazing blogs:


xingkit said...

what was that other bracelet you were supposed to make for babies? the lucky charmed ones.

Janelle said...

Hmmm... I don't remember... waaahh!! Let me think about it some more... parang I vaguely remember something nga but I can't remember exactly kung ano :-/