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Beach Bangles


About this design:

I made the blue-green one on the left in a class at Nomadic Notions in Austin. These are ADDICTING, and I can't seem to stop whipping them out. I think they look best worn in groups of 3.

Components:

size 8 delicas, glass pearls, and fire-polish.



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    Orchid Betty says:

    What a beautiful work, gorgeous bracelets!

  2. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Love love love these Deb!!!

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    How fun are these! Love them all! ;)

  4. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Deb, love these!!! Is it a weave?

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you, all!

    Susan, it’s peyote stitch and VERY easy. When you get to a certain point, you just fold up the sides, like a taco, and sew them together. At that point, they’re already curving towards each other. They’re loads of fun.

  6. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    You have some great techniques! Love these!

  7. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Super bangles Debra! I don’t think we seed beaders get the respect that we should! LOL A lot of work goes into these little pieces! You’re right about seed beading being addicting!

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you, Tara and Lindys!

    Lindys, I love both seed beading and wire work. Doing both keeps me from being bored with either one. Seed beading definitely keeps the brain cells sharp; you have to think about so many things. I’m working on a right-angle weave bracelet right now with the help of some ladies at the lbs; it’s a tricky one. I do love seed beading.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Debra, your last comment is just the reason I have not jumped into this side of beading. I think it deserves a lot of respect. I sew and can taylor and do counted cross stitch so I have a good general idea what goes into this. “A lot of work and your heart also.” Keep up the good work love the bracelets.

  10. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Such beauties!!! Great job.

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, these are so neat … look like a lot of work!! SLS

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, these bracelets are fabulous! Wonderful beadwork! :D

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