Bracelet bonanza

I’ve been so busy lately, I’ve hardly had any time to do any proper crafting. >_< I decided that one day, I would set aside work so that I could focus on making something. I made today very productive!

As is the life of most crafters, I just have so many beads. I have beads that I’ve stored away for a while, thinking I would use them for future projects, but then I find new beads to add to the always-growing collection. For each of the following bracelets, I practically used up all of the beads in a certain set.

This bracelet is a stretchy curb chain bracelet. It uses a premium mix of different types of red-coloured glass beads. Purchased from The Beaderie, which is a place that I’ve mentioned before, who provide very fabulous beads and charms! Stretchy bracelets are my favourite kind, as it fits almost every wrist type.

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This next one is a mix of silver round beads of different sizes, which I purchased from Hobbycraft, a general all-purpose craft superstore. They have a wide selection of cheap and cheerful beads, nothing too high-end but good for starting out and making all sorts of jewellery for personal use. This bracelet has a lobster clasp, so it doesn’t stretch. 18cm makes a decent length of chain for most wrists.

P1010715The last one is a memory wire bracelet. I used seed beads from Gutermann which I had purchased from John Lewis, a general superstore with a nice haberdashery section, and a mix of blue Czech glass beads from The Beaderie. I threaded as many beads on as the wire could allow. The resulting bracelet is suitable for all wrists as it has an adjustable opening, and it takes up sooo much space on my wrist!

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