Saturday, May 26, 2012

Beadwoven Bracelet with Faceted Seed Beads

I wove this bracelet with multicolored faceted size 6/0 Czech seed beads. I was fortunate to acquire a cache of these magnificent beads - I had kelly green, the color mix shown above, brick, jet picasso, ruby picasso, and a couple of other colors. (the ends of the bracelet are 4mm Miyuki cube beads, in square stitch) 
These faceted seed beads are a joy to work with - the facets give so much texture, and added color and play of light to the pieces I use them in! I have made a number of kumihimo pieces with them, mostly bracelets, although I made this necklace, and sold it right off my neck:
Lucky for me, I had enough of the beads left over to make another one - for ME! I really love this necklace.

This is another view of the bracelet:
The larger beads are coral, agate, and turquoise chips that I threw in randomly to add even more texture, and to really make the colors pop. And it worked - this one sold right off my work table, before I even finished attaching the clasp. Love when that happens!

I have selfishly put some of the kelly green faceted 6/0s in my private stash. My original plan was to make a kumihimo necklace with them, too - but now I am dreaming up new creations for them. The colors they flash are so vivid - they need a special project!

I still have some of these beads left - in the brick, ruby picasso, jet picasso, and the multicolored mix. If anyone is interested, let me know, and I can reserve a listing for you in my Etsy shop!

1 comment:

Halinka said...

Hello:-)
Summer Mood:-)
Beautiful and colorful.Fantastic use of irregular pieces.The bracelet is fabulous.
Warm Greetings-Halinka-