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

6 comments:

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

gardenpinks 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.
Hugs
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.
Hugs
Su
-x-

Sheelagh said...

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