Monday, February 16, 2009

Custom Bracelet

I started on a custom order today for a woven bracelet. The lovely customer wants to purchase these earrings. She ordered a bracelet to match. After several convos between us, she decided on a bracelet of the style shown below, utilizing the keshi pearls and some of the silver beads.

I chose a vintage mother-of-pearl button for the closure, as I felt that would be a nice complement to the pearls in the earrings.
The base of the bracelet is modified right-angle-weave. The photo on the left shows a simple right-angle-weave using pearly white glass seed beads. The photo on the right shows the variation on the stitch. This variation provides for a wider base upon which to attach the many short fringe elements that will come next.


Beadwright said...

Wow!!! Here I thought you didn't seed bead. LOL! This is simply beautiful!!!!!

Diane said...

OMG...these earrings have been so on my mind that I just looked a couple of days ago to see if you still had them. My stomach dropped when I saw your post this morning.
Would you be so kind as to drop me a note if you make these again?
This lucky customer is getting some beautiful pieces!

storybeader said...

I love how you attached all those "short fringe elements" to such a simple base of seed beads! It really, really changes the dynamic of the bracelet! It's beautiful!

Shirley said...

How very very beautiful! Thanks for showing how it is done too!