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Two Bracelets

About this design:

This was my first attempt at the ladder stitch. I wanted to make it wrapped about three times, but OMG to much for me :)

The other one is just strung on Irish wax linen I just received from LB.


Shell beads, Brown leather, Copper tree button and thread. Bone three hole beads, smoked quartz chips, Magnesite faceted rounds, 6/0 metallic iris seed beads, chocolate brown Irish waxed linen, brass jump rings and clasp.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    These are both awesome. Those rectangle beads are the bomb!!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    You did a super job! I love them both, and they go great together!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wowza Wanda….these are fabulous! I love them both. Those bone beads are stunning, and the wrap bracelet is great! You did a great job on both!

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    So cool. They look great together!

    The ladder stitch does take a bit of time, eh? ;)

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you ladies! You always make my day with the wonderful comments.

    I love those bone rectangle beads. Just wish I could remember where I got them.

    Yes Peggy the ladder stitch takes forever. It reminds me of mending clothes, so that’s probably why I stopped at the one wrap. :P

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Very nice Wanda! I like the bone beads and the 3 rows between. I pulled some chips out of my stash and have been working with them. Long ago I swore I would never suffer through chips again. But they really do make a special statement.

    I have never tried the ladder stitch. It’s too much like sewing. I took a couple classes a few years ago with tiny seedbeads and fireline and several needles going in different directions. OH NO!!!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I like them both, but those bone beads are really cool looking so I think that this one is my fave. I did a few ladder stitch bracelets last fall and can understand the frustration with 3x wrap, miles and miles of tread. Julie, if I can do it so can everybody else, I’m terrible with treads and needles.

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Julie and Asia!

    Since the inspiration train is going around, I have to admit my inspiration came from Angela for the ladder stitch bracelet. Her ladder stitch square beads ones look so awesome, and I want to do one like that. So I thought I would start small :)

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Both look great!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Susie!

    You know you have to many beads when you can’t find two beads you made oh about two or three weeks ago. I am looking for the beaded beads I made that your design inspired me to make, Susie. So I can add them to a necklace I want to make with my leftover bone beads from this bracelet, to go with it. GAH!!!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wanda, thank you for the nod, I very much appreciate it and and am so glad my work is worthy of inspiring others!

  12. Texas Gal
    Texas Gal says:

    The white and brown are striking. Looks like fun.

  13. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    They are very summary, I’d probably never take them off all summer long!

    KATHERINE T says:

    Super cool!

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you :)

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