Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Beaded bracelets, finally!

Here is my cuff bracelet, beaded onto heavy weight's almost done! For a first try, I guess it's okay, but now I have to decide whether or not to trim it closely and glue it onto the metal cuff form, and then line the form on the underside. OR: just sew on a pretty vintage button to one end and make a little beaded loop on the other end for closure. And line the underside with some pretty felt or ultrasuede. Below are the bracelets of the two gal pals I play with every Sunday afternoon! I think for beginners, we all did nicely.........and most of all had a great deal of fun! Thanks, girls!
Above is friend Betty's wonderful Victorian bracelet with a pewter center-piece; two pink polymer clay hearts, and even a couple of pink dragonflies!
(Can you tell she likes lavenders and pinks?!) Betty's the fastest; give her a new idea and she's off and always the first to finish! Love ya, girl !

And this gorgeous bracelet is being made by friend Deborah.......she loves blues! Hers has a centerpiece of a poly-clay button and also large round glass beads with little raised "dots" on them; then she's filling in the rest of the background with seed beads. "Dee" is left-handed, but always does meticulous work, whether we're quilting, weaving baskets, or any other of our fun Sunday endeavors! Thanks, Dee, for keeping me and Betty going!

1 comment:

Rachel Murphree said...

Phyllis -- I think you're doing a fabulous job on this bracelet. Quite lovely and you're almost done! woo hoo!

Rachel (rcbeads)