Even though I started making jewelry with beads I've become more and more attracted to wire and metal jewelry. I'll always have my beads because I love working with a needle and thread. But, I also have come to love working with wire and metal. I often, okay mostly always, incorporate beads into my wire and metal, but it's a different discipline entirely. And, it's so much faster to create a bangle in wire or metal than it is to bead weave one. So, on to this week's project.
I had seen a project for a bangle designed by Lisa Nivan Kelly that I had wanted to make. So, I thought this would be the perfect time to make a set of bangles based on the pattern. I like to wear multiple bangles so I decided to make three and vary the design elements. These are the bracelets I came up with. I used 3 shades of pink seed beads and sterling wire that I oxidized with Liver of Sulphur which made it charcoal in color. I like to oxidize my wire and metal because you can see the patterning better.
Here's a close up.
These were fun and quick to make. They're comfortable to wear even in this aforementioned rain forest type weather we're having right now because they're lightweight. I really love them and I'll be making more because my daughter has requested a set. That will give me more variations to try, so I'm looking forward to making them.
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