Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bangle Revisited (Post 44)

Well, all my good intentions of posting in time for Handmade Monday No 19 ... just a little too late though.  But that doesn't mean to say you should be.  Always worth a visit to catch up with everybody elses week's endeavours!  In fact, I'll be popping over there very shortly myself.

Bangle Revisited
Remember last week, just finishing this bangle (well an identical one!!), when the beads scattered to all corners of the earth, leaving me 'speechless'.  

So, here it is, restored.  In fact, reinvented but this time using a very strong illusion thread.  Surprisingly this also gave it more elasticity; allowing it to slip on to the wrist ever so easily.

I still have plans to make a necklace with this technique and spotted some delightful bugle beads which I couldn't resist getting.  Not sure whether they'll work - once home they seemed a lot shorter than these red bugles?  We'll see how it pans out ....

I must say how pleased I am that Ros has joined us:

Hello and Welcome To:
  • Ros Made Me
    Ros claims to be an 'all-round crafter', who will try anything from needlework, quilting, applique, knitting and a 101 other crafts as the mood takes.  Now if you pay her a visit you will see that she is certainly multi-talented and in particular I find her knitting in outstanding.  I love browsing around her blog and Ros also excels with some great tutorials.
What Next? 
I'm working on a necklace which I've designed, incorporating the 'russian spiral'  and the 'spiral chain' technique.  I was tempted to stop when it reached bracelet length but I think as a necklace it will really be a statement piece.  This time the focus is on Dalmation Jasper semi-precious nuggets: so cute!

Had it not been for the temptations of the sun it would have been completed; that and a couple of rethreads!!!  Yes, my design went a bit off schedule and had to be put in its place again.  So, there we have it.

'Keep Watching and I'll Keep Blogging'



    1. Thanks for commenting on my blog This handmade monday is so great I love recieving emails about comments
      Glad you sorted the bracelet it looks lovely and very complicated looking forward to seeing your next one xx

    2. Kazie, welcome to my blog, great to have you following. Yes, Handmade Monday is great, so much talent and you get to know some lovely people as well.

    3. Illusion thread, bugle beads....? I have to say it's all a mystery to me. Your hard endeavours have been rewarded with this striking bracelet, sounds like you had alot of fun getting there.

    4. Finally able to comment (blogger playing up grrr!)
      Really like this bangle and I am sure you are very pleased with the results. I'm glad you got it sorted and no more flying beads lol

    5. Thanks Caroline and Helen.

      Well Caroline, a bit of a mystery to me sometimes as well! I don't give up easily though and was keen to see the technique through.

      Thanks Helen, I was pleased but always looking for the next project. Would like to do this technique as a necklace but have a couple of projects on the go at the minute. (Like variety and keen to learn many more techniques).


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