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Miles of Pinks


About this design:

I had already made a 2-wrap of this combo and was curious how far I could stretch the remaining leather and beads. Here's what I came up with. :) It took me about 3 hours and about 8 yards of thread. I wanted random opal colors so I literally closed my eyes and grabbed each new bead. The crystals are in a pattern but the stones are not.

Components:

LB:1.5mm metallic gray leather, 6mm pink opal-almost 2 whole 16 inch strands, pewter button, thread. Stash: Antique pink 6mm bicone Swarovski crystals, satin black diamond 6mm round Swarovski crystal.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh yum yum. I knew these were Pink Opal,as soon as I looked at the pic. What a funky and fabulous look. I love the way it wraps.
    It was well worth your time. :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Becky, super cool & pink opals….love them!! The only thing that always bothers me when I wear multiple wrap bracelets is the place on the back.

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Great job Becky….I fizzle out after doing a 3-wrap bracelet! LOL

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the pink opals! Fab bracelet!!

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Gadzooks!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it!

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Totally cool. But if it involves a needle, then I’m out. Yes, I can… but I choose NOT to! Just tooooo darn much work!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    OMG, Becky how did you do it, I did one triple wrap and I had to redo it twice as I ran out of the tread, Julie if I can do it you can too, thread is definitely not my friend as Frida will say. :D

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    I had forgotten to say that I really like it :D

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Can we say STATEMENT! Kind of looks like warrior woman..but in a good way. I love it. I am just beginning to play around with doing these.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks, Chicks! :) It was a LOoooooonnggg experiment. I had to cut 3 very long pieces of thread and knot it twice in the middle somewhere. Then I glued the knots, let it sit overnight, went to cut the excess thread off and got to close to one knot. Cussed a few times, threaded the needle AGAIN and had to sew those beads back on and connect at either end. It was awesome……. NOT…. or KNOT. Anyway, I do like how it turned out. It fits my wrist like a glove and I know from experience that it will stretch out some.

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Great job Becky! I would love to see one of those be put together. Please et me know if you ever see a video.

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow, Becky! This is awsome! I simply don’t have the patience for such a creation, but they are so pretty. Love this one!

  14. jdnr10
    jdnr10 says:

    Wow!! LOVE it!!
    This is my “techniques to do list”. You did an amazing job!! I’ve seen the multi-strands before and this is really my kinda bracelet I’d be wearing it everywhere!
    You ladies amaze me, really! You’re all also a wonderful source of inspiration for me!
    I created my own jewelry years ago and styles have changed so much since then…all for the better too! YAY! I can’t wait to design some of my own pieces again.
    Thank you all for sharing your wonderful creations!
    Jackie

  15. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! I love the look of these types of bracelets, but haven’t had the guts to try it yet! Great work!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks again! You guys are awesome! And for those of you too intimidated to try one, they really aren’t that hard. Just make sure you do it on a flat surface and try to clip it down so it is taut. I use a clipboard with an extra clip at the other end, sew the length then move it up the board if I have to, clip it there, and sew some more. I did figure out a better way to add mor thread and hide the knot (and then I slipped and cut one anyway… arrrggggg…) and if I get a camera that takes better closeups, I will try to post my method some time. If you can hide the knots, you don’t have to start with an ungainly long piece of theard to begin with. xoxo!!

  17. Laud
    Laud says:

    It’s wonderful. Love the boldness–and you accomplished this with pink!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Becky, this is beautiful — love the colors you chose for your amazing bracelet! Your work is always wonderful! :D

    P.S. Thanks for the tips, too! 8)

  19. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty. 2 rows is my max. lol

    I have a list somewhere for the qty of thread per inch per wrap. when I find it I will post. it takes the guess out of it. yay

  20. Rachel-A
    Rachel-A says:

    This piece is beautiful – congratulations – and inspirational… I’ve just spent money with LB on supplies to try & make a wrap bracelet myself, for the first time, after seeing your beautiful piece. So your bracelet truly is inspiring! Thank you for sharing & wishing you many happy times wearing it :)

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