Anyway, back to the subject at hand! This month we got to play with some of Susan Kennedy's little beaded beads!
|Sue sent me the set on the top right - a combination of turquoise, ivory, olive green, and mustard yellow.|
I bought that blue mother of pearl frame eons ago - it has holes through short edges that I was able to use to suspend a beaded square in the middle. After that, I looped around the long edges to secure the square in place. When I was done with that, it still looked like the component needed a central element, so I went digging through my box of 2hole beads, and found this lovely striated vintage glass one...isn't it pretty?
Here are all the beaded components together. Part of the reason I used those turquoise picasso drops on the edges of the central component, was so I could use them as a wire attachment point, and simply string Sue's beads and the rest of the bracelet. Like this!
I used vintage glass beads on the rest of the bracelet, and an antique brass colored toggle with matching crimp covers - I like that they're nearly the same size as the little green Japanese glass beads!
I used a few turquoise delicas before and after I passed through the drop bead, just to alleviate a bit of tension on the wire, and to leave less of it exposed.
This is what the back of the central component looks like - the square lays nice and flat on your arm, for maximum comfort.
And here we go, two beauty shots! Because I couldn't figure out a way to get a good picture of the central component and Sue's beads too.
Please check out Sue's Etsy shop - she's got a few more pairs of these gorgeous beads there, along with a ton of her gorgeous lampwork!
Don't forget to check out what everyone else did with their beaded beads - that's what I'm off to do now!