July 10, 2017

A Pretty Summer Coloway


Isn't this a gorgeous colorway?  It feels so summery somehow and the copper in it seems to really set off the aqua blue and chartreuse green.  The copper beads actually new Czech micro spacers and are copper plated glass with faceting which adds a lot of interest to them.


I love this version of the tree of life button, too.  Did you notice the little bird in the tree?


This multiple strand bracelet just screams summer to me.  It's lots of fun to wear. After making these two bracelets, I was feeling pretty cocky.  I decided to try something with some two hole dagger beads Leslie from the Beadsmith had sent.  


Let's just be kind and say it didn't exactly go as planned.  I started at the top using a 2/0 bead in the center and a dagger on either side.  The daggers didn't want to stay straight.  As if that wasn't bad enough, I couldn't get the cord color pattern to work out right.  After a few pattern repeats it was clear this design was not a keeper, so I abandoned it and just started experimenting to see what might work.  I added a second dagger bead to each side which did help to stabilize them.  Although it was completely unintended, the two daggers give an impression of dragonfly wings.  I decided to expand on that and came up with this:



It's kind of fun and different, anyway!  So there you have it:  three very different micro macrame bracelets in the aqua and chartreuse colorway with some fun new beads thrown in for good measure. 


1 comment:

  1. A Pretty Summer Colorway looks so beautiful and amazing, how cute this handmade bracelet looks. I will love to order stuff from you real soon. Thank You!

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