Wednesday, 5 February 2014

An attempt at making a bracelet

I haven't been crafting very much of late.  I have tried - really hard - and made attempts at creating journals - but nothing that I feel good enough to post on here.

I really am missing crafting - so last night I made an attempt at playing with beads.

I needed a bracelet to match a dark olive dress, 
which I wear with a pretty red and dark green 
and purple/plum silk scarf.

After a rummage in my bead tin I found just the right beads to match.  They have a lovely sheen to them and when they catch the light they have a rainbow of the olive and purple shades - it's like looking in a puddle on a summers day when you see those oily colours!  

There were only ten of them - but just enough for a bracelet with the added olive shades of the matte finished beads I used in between. 

 I found the old Chinese coin in my button box!  I think folks use them in crafting - but I like the flat disk, it feels comfortable on my wrist being flat, and it stays central, rather than with just beads that move around quite a bit and often the connectors ends up on top and not the nice focal beads.

Shame about the dark photos - roll on summer sunshine


Samantha Read said...

Great bracelet Lottie, it looks like you just dug it up in Tibet!

sam21ski said...

Oooh this fabulous Lottie and I bet it looks perfect with your olive dress

I hope you find some more creativeness soon

Sam xxx

Christine B. said...

Pretty beads and a great bracelet. You are clever. Get some more cards made Lottie, I always loved the ones you made. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Anonymous said...

A beautiful bracelet Lottie and it never occurred to me to use the Chinese coins as a focal point on a bracelet - brilliant idea.
Lynn xx

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Lottie,
I love the gorgeous bracelet that you have made and shared with us. The colours you have used are beautiful and the flat Chinese coin works beautifully too.

Sheelagh said...

Beautiful bracelet Lottie, I love the coin as the centrepiece
Sheel x