It uses Tila beads and 4mm crystals. I loved these Tilas with their raku finish and decided to keep the palette neutral so I can wear it with most anything. The crystals are Purple Haze finish and I used gold lined 15s and gunmetal 11s. Here's a close-up.
Here is the RAW bracelet.
The inspiration for this bracelet is a stone wall from the Department 56 Villages New England collection. You can see a peek in the background. The wall has a vine of fall colored leaves and berries trailing over it. I use it in a farmstand vignette that I set up on my kitchen window sill. I love this piece because I've always loved the stone walls you'll find all over New England. I was looking at it one day when I was thinking about this bracelet and decided to use it as my inspiration. I stitched a RAW rope and then used gold 11s and orange, sun yellow and bronze 4mm crystals to stitch a freeform "vine over the rope. Instead of the grays and blacks of the wall I used a mix of browns and rust colored 8s. I decided to make it a bangle and used a piece of 14 gauge bronze wire inserted into the rope and spiraled on the ends. I love the results. And, I intend to do more bangles with bead woven ropes in the future.
This hop was great fun and I want to thank Therese and Christine for hosting it. Please check out the other participants' blogs to see what great things they've created.