Get a FREE GIFT with every order through 12/31... and get inspired with holiday projects and ideas!
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Chatter

Colorful Bracelets


About this design:

After I cut my fingers up with the wire work I did (seriously, like papercuts on my thumbs and 2 other fingers!) - I switched to some metal pieces in my stash. And bravely added some fabric!

Components:

copper sheet, Vintaj embossing dies, Vintaj patinas, various glass beads, sari silk ribbon

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    These are wild and wonderful, Cindy – - especially like the orange one !

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the touches of sari silk…they add some softness to the beautiful metal work.

  3. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Love these and appreciate the color with the outside still so white!

  4. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Really nice and colorful. The fabric touch is great.

  5. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Absolutely wonderful focals! My, I wish I could make something like them. Bravo!

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Awesome, Cindy!!Love it :)

  7. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    These are beautiful — especially love the focal pieces! :D How do you make those? (Not expecting step-by-step, but maybe there is a name for the technique or something so I could find tutorials? Thank you! ^^ )

  8. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Beautiful metalwork…love the colors and all the elements mixed together!

  9. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I love these – just beautiful – wonderful work!

  10. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    Love these! Fabulous work!

  11. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Fabulous – I especially love the orange one. Where did you get the copper clasp. That is so cool. I’m so in love with copper these days.

  12. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Beautiful, Cindy! Now I want to make some!

  13. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thanks for all the comments! I am falling in love again with the Patinas.
    @ErinM this is plain copper that is cut to size and placed in an embossing die. Look up Vintaj Big Kick (LB has it) as well as info on Vintaj.com. I painted it with Vintaj patina colors ( also LB) then buff it so the raised parts of the design get the paint removed.
    @GrannyNancy – got the clasp at a local bead store (Bead Stash). Forgot I had that!

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the orange one :D

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hi Cindy. These are so playful and happy. Your work is inspiring.I really like the little splash of pink with the orange. One of my fav color combos.
    Ouch ouch about whose wire cuts. Omg,I’d be on Morphine!! I hope they head quickly. ;+(…..

  16. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    well..head=heal.

  17. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Thank you so much for tips, Cindy! :D

  18. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Stunning-I can’t pick a favorite! I hear you on the wire cuts-my fingers are always killing me after a day of jewelry making! That’s why I have to rest sometimes-that and early onset arthritis due to double jointed fingers. Your pieces are always lovely, and these are no exception! Your work with copper is so inspirational-I can’t wait to see what you create next. Keep it up! =^__^=

  19. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    I love both, can’t decide! I wish I could incorporate fabric and make it look that good, but I never order any sari silk, and haven’t found a good substitute… About the copper — I just feel how it creeps into the back of my mind, to burst out as an new idea someday… :-) Thanks!

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Cindy!!! They are both just fantastic!! Fabulous work with the patinas I also cant decide which I like best.

  21. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Both of these are just wonderful. I love the blue one the best.

  22. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Both are just great! You patina work is awesome!

  23. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow, more thanks to you all. What I decided to do with the patina is ignore most of the suggestions on using it. :D .

    I dab it on with q-tips or sponges, I mix colors before using, I paint with it like water colors (with the glaze), layer it, and heat set with my hair dryer.

    Usually adding fabric is not my thing, which is why I mentioned it. It’s a challenge to myself. And you Monica!

  24. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love what you’ve done with both of these! Your patina work is awesome too. The orange is so vibrant and happy, yet I love the blue against the copper and the ribbon you added. Nice touch! :)

    I feel your woes of metal working. Most days I have calluses, cut and cracks all over. For me it’s exacerbated by my eczema (since childhood) and the fact that I live in the desert. Dry skin and the desert don’t mix. I can’t wait to get back to Florida where my skin was sooo happy! (and me too) ;)

  25. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Now that I see them on this background I am really in love with them love the colors.

  26. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    These are fabulous! One for each wrist with a smashing Santa Fe dress to accessorise them. Your work is always so intriguing to view, especially in close-up where the details are truly appreciated.

  27. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! These are fabulous!. Into my faves as well

  28. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    You did a fabulous job with the embossing and patina! Fantastic use of the ribbon as well. Beautiful!!

  29. Laud
    Laud says:

    Beautiful, beautiful colors!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.