And here is my bracelet I made. I had gotten a disc for the flat Kumihimo braid and wanted to incorporate the beads right into the weave, but try as I might, I could never figure out how to get those beads with the little bitty holes in the weave. I really wanted them to fit where the groove was, but they weren't holding no matter what I did. So I had to give in and make the weave (which I did twice and they both came out too short. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.) So I attached some chain I had, put the dangles with the lucite and dyed howlite beads on one end and an S-clasp on the other end for the bracelet. Since I now had another piece of weave done (the 2 together made the bracelet too long) I made some purse jewelry with it. I added one of the gold swivel clasps to one end and the lucite and howlite dangles to the other end to attach to my purse strap/zipper. I was also doing this as part of my Family design challenge. I felt these beads were the right color to fit in with the colors my daughter-in-law, her mother,Karla Morgan of Texas Pepper Jams and I had picked to challenge ourselves. We had decided to make something with these colors and post it by the end of January. My daughter-in-law had something come up and couldn't finish the challenge. But here's my piece for both challenges. The color palette we used is from Design Seeds. I love her color palettes. This one is Feathered Love. Here it is:
And here is my bracelet and purse jewelry for both challenges.
Thanks so much for following along. Hope you like it. Be sure to check out Lisa's blog for the list of other participants and see what they did with they're Vintage Lucite or Clay beads. To see what Karla did with her family challenge check out Texas Pepper Jams. (She's been having internet issues, so keep checking back if it's not posted yet.) And if you're looking for some Stained Glass, Mosaics, Fused Glass or other Copper, Wire-wrapped jewelry, check out my Etsy shop, KayzKreationz.