I've been experimenting a bit with S-Lon Tex 400 cord again. It's what I used to make the multi-strand necklaces I wrote about here and here. I'm a big fan of stacks of bracelets and wrap bracelets that mimic the look of a stack, and I thought the heft of this cord might lend itself well to that kind of piece.
I kept everything kind of random to get the look I wanted. I started with a ladder of Czech beads in a cool matte metallic finish in between my Tex 400 cord and I finished that section with a knot and a lampwork bead. For the next section, I added some gold Tex 400 cord and did square knots with the beads on the outside. Then came some woven fiber beads I dug out of my stash, and a section I wrapped in some blue cord (the .4mm size).
Next I threaded on some rough Czech beads and did a simple knot between them and followed that with another length of square knots, this time in light gray. I added a black and white striped trade bead and then a little pop of blue cord again, this time in a spiral knot pattern. I love the Czech glass dice beads and I have some in sort of an old antique looking finish, so I stuck a couple of those in. I used a button my Dad made for me for the closure - a slice of antler.
This piece is 30" long and goes around my wrist four times. My wrist is only about 6", so if you decided to make one of these, be sure to make it plenty long. I do love how it turned out. So much, in fact, that I decided to try another.
I went with a color theme of chartreuse, capri blue and white and used some funky diamond shape Czech glass beads and a Kazuri bead as well as some seed beads.
I also used some random lampwork beads and one stray metal hoop - I just continued my knots all the way around it! A simple white button finishes the whole thing.
I love these colors. They just seem so crisply summery to me.
I'll definitely be making more bracelets in this style!