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Blizzard Bracelet


About this design:

I made this piece during the recent blizzard. I found a tutorial online called "Stacking Wrap Bracelets" and this is the result. I do need to practice my silk wrapping!!

Components:

Leather cord; C-lon thread; Miyuki seed beads; pewter button

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW! this is really cute!! Those seed beads are magatamas? How did you get them to hold stil?? :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Love those colors. So you used that silk wrap technique instead of knotting. Lois was telling me about that. I need to try it.

    PS: glad to know you made it through the blizzard safely.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks, Becky and Deb!
    Becky, I went back to check and they are Miyuki seed beads. Sorry about the wrong info. Will correct!

  4. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Love your bracelet!!
    Tutorial from beadshop dot com, yes? Deb, yep, that’s were the silk wrap technique is from as well. LOVE it and use it all the time.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Yes, Lois! Their tutorials are great!

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I love this! I have done alot of wraps lately, havent tried one with seedbeads though…this inspires me!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful way to utilize the “blizzard time.” Love your Blizzard Bracelet. :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely bracelet!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ahhh, Miyuki’s. That would make it a little easier to keep the little buggers from squirming away. :)

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love the wrap bracelets, and your bracelet is great ,love the colors.!!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, the colors are fantastic and I love the finishing touches, that blizzard was very inspirational :D

  12. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    The 6mm peas in my pod wrap were soooo hard to control. How did you manage with those tiny seed beads? My hat is off to you.!

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Maria! First: If I was stuck in a blizzard I would sleep sleep sleep… I might bead bead bead… I am pretty sure I would not volunteer for combat with tiny little seedbead creatures like this! ;)
    Very pretty. Glad you are safe… questionable on the “sane” !!!

  14. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments!
    Julie, I did question my sanity after many hours dealing with those seed beads! But it was that or shovel snow! LOL

  15. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I love this Maria! Glad that you are safe after the ugly weather :)

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks, Frida!

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    HoneypotArt says:

    I have made a wrap with three rows of 6mm chez beads. Looks pretty good but at the end I had some loose thread that I couldn’t tighten up. The first one I made is awesome. It has five rows, mostly seed beads and is of Aztec pattern. Took me all day to lay out design, lay out beads, then make. However, it puckers, even though on each side I started with one, then two, etc. til I got to five beads. Do you have suggestions on how not to pucker the rows.

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