I have been wanting to make a Zentangle themed bracelet for awhile (ever since I took up Zentangling a few months ago), and had these great ceramic beads which reminded me of tangling:
black and white striped ceramic beads
About 5-6 weeks ago, I experimented with them for a couple of days, trying different designs with wire. The results were .... laughable. Seriously - my "friend" Sonya laughed at the prototype pendant. Huh. Of course, I laughed, too. It was pretty pathetic. Sorry - no photos! Some things just don't need to be recorded for posterity!
Wire is not always my friend.
I restrung the beads, and put them back out in the shop for sale, but they kept calling to me.
Yesterday, I attacked from a different angle, and came up with this:
I love this bracelet! It is SO comfortable - and it's available on Etsy!
And look how that button complements the design! The button is something I found and stashed away 5 years ago, and I found it yesterday while searching for a clasp for this design, and it couldn't be more perfect! I love the serendipity in that!
This design works well for large holed beads, and I also made another one yesterday, using very different beads - come back tomorrow to check it out!
I also scrounged around and found all the beads I needed for a black and crystal beadwoven cuff like the one I made over the weekend; it was late when I got started, but I DID get started - so yesterday was pretty productive.