Ocean bracelet

I had wanted to make this for a long time and had the wire wrapped part pre-made, in my drawer. I just couldn’t find the right beads. While browsing Etsy I found African glass beads recycled from old bottles. They’re beautifully  irregular and come in variety of colours and shapes. I also used some artisan lampwork beads, a patina starfish charm and silver plated “bali” beads. Available in my Etsy shop.

Wire wrapped winter bracelet

I have to admit, the wire wrapping in this one took an awful lot of time. I used three dichroic glass cabs from For The People shop (purple and ice pink/white) and lampwork beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry. Purples, lilacs and whites. Enjoy. Bracelet available in my Etsy shop.

Twin bracelets

Sometimes I set aside some beads that match together and keep them for later in case I come across more matching beads or just something that goes with them enough for me to go “wow” and feel that using those beads in a different combination wouldn’t produce something good enough. That was the case with caramel lampwork beads, with navy blue, clear or brown bumpy spots. When I gathered all my matching supplies it turned …

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Autumn tones bracelets

Bracelets are fun to make and unlike wire wrapped pendants they don’t require a lot of skill from the maker to look original and beautiful. Two of these are just beaded, with some bead charms, otherwise no frills except the beads matching and complimenting each other perfectly. The other two include wire wrapped elements – a fused glass cabochon and a bead. Available on Etsy in my “bracelets” section.    

Bracelets with turquoise

I’ve got lots of turquoise beads, so most of the bracelets I’ve recently made includes some. It’s a great stone to work with, because there are very few other stones that don’t go with it. Most green, red, blue, brown and yellow do anyway. I’m experimenting with wire wrapping beads to use them as a focal piece. Also, trying to include some handmade hammered clasps and other elements every now and then. The bracelets are …

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Chunky bracelets

Remember the beads from my previous post? I decided to use them in a bracelet after all. I had some beautiful raw amber beads and various matching jasper and turquoise pieces and I like this colour combination. Available in my Etsy shop. The second one took me a major part of a day, because I had an idea, which proved to be poor, then I had to redesign the whole piece, make another wire wrapped …

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Lampwork bead bracelets

I’ve used most of the bead pairs for earrings and I’m left with lots of beads that don’t exactly qualify for earrings (same colour but different size, same size but different pattern etc), so I decided to use them for beaded bracelets and made three so far. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to use up all my stash this way. Bracelets are available in my Etsy shop.

Turquoise and copper bracelet

I love to buy random turquoise bead mixes, unfortunately I like to have more beads than I can process :D This freeform bracelet has a lot of various turquoise beads: chalk, stabilized, probably some dyed howlite as well, I have no idea what else. It has some wire wrapped beads as well as some dangling ones. Available on Etsy.