Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bracelet in the works.

Here's an in-progress image of my cuff bracelet, which I'm calling Dragonesque. I did a little more work on it last night, but not much. I ended up spending most of the night hanging out with Chris and Alex. Tonight I don't have any plans, though, so I should have lots of time to bead!

The central cab is a dichro piece that I've had for a very long time. The vintage sequins came from a bead store in NY. The vintage nailhead, well, I buy those all over the place. I can't remember if I got them from a bead store, a gem show, or eBay. The two colors of size 15s came from my collection. The 11s, peridot, and felt all came from a cuff-themed bead swap that I participated in.

Last night, I added some opaque dark green size 15 hex beads. I felt that I needed something dark and non-iridescent to balance out the sparkle. However, I'm determined that I will only use green beads on this bracelet, instead of retreating to the safety of black as a neutral. The 15s are pretty cool because I bought them at the only powwow I've ever been to, which was in NY. There was a vendor there with lots of cool beads... 15 hexes, 3cuts, Charlottes... lots of sparkly beads that are great for embroidery.

By the way, be sure to check out my Etsy widget on the right-hand side of this blog. There's a new bracelet and two new pairs of earrings in there!


  1. Oh, I can see how you'd want to spangle all of that! And Dragonesque is an excellent punny name!

  2. Love the greens. It's kind of hard not to throw something else in there isn't it? I'm feeling the urge to do something green again. Maybe one of my last two pages for BJP?

  3. Thank you both!

    Now I'm tempted to add sequins to my BFAC, because they're so much fun. Like I'm not adding enough things.

    Arline, with Spring approaching, it's the perfect time for a green BJP page! :D

    (of course, I always think it's the perfect time for green almost anything)