Here is what has taken me so long to finish.
The components are called Warped Squares in Kate's books, but the bracelet design comes from Jean Power. And, while I keep saying it took a long time to complete because I haven't been beading much, it's not a quick project!! All those beaded squares are connected by 6 rows of circular peyote, and there are a lot of squares even for my small wrist! But, I love it and I loved working on it! From the colors you can see why I wanted to finish it before Fall was over. I used my favorite bronze Delicas for a repeating color and then was inspired by the changing leaves for the other Delica colors.
As I said, each square is connected to the previous one by circular peyote worked at the center of the square that you just finished. You work your way back to the center and peyote a short connector and then start the next square. It's finished with a magnetic closure. Not quick beadwork, but I think it's worth it! I've worn it already and I love it!
Here are some close ups!
I was so happy that my friend Kathy had some antique copper magnetic clasps in the store. It really becomes invisible when I'm wearing the bracelet. Since I have so much trouble sizing bangles that fit me well I'm always delighted when I can make a bracelet look like a bangle! I adore bangle bracelets but can rarely find one or make one that fits!
Well, now I can start on a beaded Christmas gift for the librarian I work with. And, then start on my next geometric project!! I'm addicted!
Now it's on to Thanksgiving (already?!) and then the hustle of the Christmas season! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful season and getting a lot inspiration from it. Have a wonderful day and if you live in most of the U. S., stay warm! Thank you so much for visiting with me. I'll be back soon with my next entry into The Twelve Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style!