When I saw this challenge posted about in another blog I knew I had to do it. Originally, I'd decided to do two bracelets. I decided on the designs, picked out the beads and then set it aside to work on another day when I had more time. When the day came to start work, I couldn't find the one design I'd decided on >.< After going through every file on my computer where I stick pictures for inspiration, every folder where I stick links to tutorials, and every note pad and pile of paper I had any where NEAR my desk, I gave up and moved on... by then I had a couple more designs in mind anyhow.
For the record, I STILL haven't found that design...I have no doubt as soon as I mail of my package I'll turn around and find it without even having to look.
I'd like to point out that I did three bracelets that first time... and had all three fail in the last stage for various reasons. I was not having a good week.
I took a break from them and moved on to other things... getting hit by more designs ideas.
Out of those three original bracelets, none are featured here. I didn't even try another in the same designs despite deciding too.
Instead, we have these... by the way..I was on a roll and got a wee bit carried away ;) Oh and you'll notice that all of these have a blue glass heart dangle on the end :)
First up we have some bracelets all on the same design, based on a tutorial ( which I didn't actually follow.. just looked at the picture and went by that)
I enjoyed making these for a number of reasons. One being that I got to pull out my wire and use it to make all the bits and pieces, and another because I got to use up a bunch of my chip stone :)
This one is howlite chips on copper wire with a variety of Czech glass and Swarovski crystal dangles.
This one is also howlite chips one copper, but with black crystal rondelles ( I believe they're Chinese Crystal )
This one is turquoise chip on silver with glass pearls for dangles.
And the last of the chips, is Sodalite on silver with Glass pearl dangles.
Next up I decided to play with some chain. Here we have gunmetal chain, beside a silver chain threaded through with denim blue suede.
And here we have a silver chain beside a beaded chain of two shade of blue seed beads. Again, I got to play with wire and practice my loops :)
And then, since I was on a wire-loop-making run, I, pulled out some blue glass beads that I had set aside for one of the first failed bracelets, and made some rosary links, along with a few silver beads of the same size. This, while being the simplest of designs, is my favorite. I love those beads... and of course, they were a gift to me and I have no clue what they're called, so ordering more will be a case of trial and error >.<
So that's seven bracelets that will be getting mailed off Monday. I had planned on sending them today, but I'm waiting on word from a poet I contacted about permission to print out one of his poems and include it with the bracelets.
I do have one more bracelet, but I'm not sure about it. I'm not as happy with the design. I may play with it and see if I can't getting it to my liking in time to include it in the shipment.
See? Not sure if I'm fully happy with it...I may or may not send it, but since I'm already sending seven...lol I think it's alright if I don't get this one in the box too ;)
I hope you enjoyed looking at my little donation creations :) The list of the rest of the participants in this blog hop are listed below, so I hope you'll visit some of them, too!