Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Midweek-Mutterings - More Fall Color Pieces

On Monday I decided to make some new pieces that I could wear with autumn outfits. I would have shared this in yesterday's post, but I got home so late Monday night that it was actually Tuesday morning!

I started out by stringing with faceted crystal/olive Czech glass beads and antique brass Swarovski pearls from Rings & Things; various fall color CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements 6mm bicones from Fusion Beads; some tiny (4mm) bead top brass spacer bead caps, from Accessories Susan, and flower petal natural Vintaj brass bead caps from Lima Beads. I decided to do three strands, cap them with a textured 12mm three petaled floral cap in oxidized brass , and finish it off with a hook and eye clasp I bought ages ago at Michael's and no longer have the supplier information (sorry!).

and I like it best when 'braided' by threading one capped end through the strands until it looks like this

Of course, I can't just do a bracelet, so I made a necklace with matching earrings. These are made with more of those Fall color CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements 6mm bicones from Fusion Beads, antique brass Swarovski pearls from Rings & Things, brass beads from the Blue Moon Royal Boheme collection and chain from the Blue Moon Natural Elegance collection, both purchased at Michael's. The lobster claw clasp and the ear wires come from Accessories Susan.

One other thing - those beads look (to me) a bit like old fashioned hot air balloons...I'm thinking of some Steampunk style pieces with, if I can find the right stuff, little "baskets" hanging from them to make hot air balloon jewelry. If I figure it out, you'll see it here first!

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Blogger JustATish said...

That bracelet is awesome - love it braided

October 21, 2009 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks! I prefer it braided as well.

October 21, 2009 at 7:33 AM  

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