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Bargello Bracelet

It's time for a long-delayed Inspiration Station reveal! Here is where my sister and I throw themes at each other on a regular basis, try out our own creative takes on them, and share them with our blogging friends. Speaking of sharing, this is my 200th post on the blog, and though it's just a… Continue reading Bargello Bracelet

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Kumihimo’s Back!

I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!

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Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

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Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

I used tubular Chenille stitch for this bracelet. (Sara Spoltore has a detailed video tutorial for this stitch.) The finished pattern in mine looks different from hers because of the bead types that I used -- a small change in size or type makes for quite a change, doesn't it? πŸ™‚ The beads that I… Continue reading Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

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Wire Weave Bangle

Time for a wire weaving project! I made a wire-weave bangle last week, with a pearl bead duo forming the focal element. Or it could be a wire-weave tiara, if you ask my favorite model, Penguin. πŸ˜‰ For this bangle, I used three 16-gauge base wires and a 24-gauge weaving wire, both in a gold… Continue reading Wire Weave Bangle

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Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

My first project in the PCA art retreat. And my first batch of improvisations to compensate for lack of supplies where I live. πŸ˜‰ This project uses the invisible spool knitting technique of wire crochet to embellish organic polymer clay beads with a delicate wire mesh, creating teardrop-shaped earrings and pendant. The wire crochet technique… Continue reading Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry

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Kumihimo bracelet

I tried out Kumihimo again, though I know the beads I have are not really suitable -- the more even ones are too small, show the thread, and don't settle down well; and the larger ones are too uneven. πŸ™‚ This is a 12-strand Kumihimo bracelet. After braiding only with the threads for about 0.5cm,… Continue reading Kumihimo bracelet

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So I made a Kumihimo bracelet

Oh, and I made a Kumihimo disc to make the bracelet with. πŸ˜‰ Tired of searching for a Kumihimo foam disc here in India, and wanting to avoid ordering internationally due to all the hassles involved, I decided I'd just make my own from cardboard, since my Kumihimo plans for the near future anyway do… Continue reading So I made a Kumihimo bracelet

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Hearts bracelet

I made this macramΓ© bracelet using yarn left from my autumn leaf lace top project. I started out with two cords folded in half, which I made into reverse lark's head knots around a jump ring pair. I started making symmetrical double half hitch knots from center to sides -- I crossed the central cords… Continue reading Hearts bracelet

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Beaded bracelet

I'm back to using paper beads! I didn't make new ones for this bracelet that I cobbled together, instead I reused some beads from a set that I'd made years ago. They'd been a part of some jewelry piece for a long time, but have been back in my stash for a while now. I… Continue reading Beaded bracelet