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Morning glory bracelet

About this design:

Inspired by the morning glories all along the outside of the local florist shop I wanted to create something that would last long after the blooms fade in fall .....the piece uses czech bell flowers , fire polished rounds, seed beads in sizes 6 , 8 and 15 and for the clasp I used a czech flower button . It is surprisingly easy to make weaving in and out of the center channel which is size 6 seed beads .....the thread I used was wildfire


Czech glass , wildfire beading thread ,size 12 beading needle

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    So gorgeous!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Absolutely stunning! The burst of flowers is amazing. The soft blue hues are very relaxing too. Great work! :)

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wow! A lot of work on this piece. It is a beautiful reminder of those lovely morning glories.

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    MH says:

    This bracelet is wonderful and I think I can learn from it (I’ve been assembling pieces for a flower bracelet to sew but this looks definitely more sensible a technique.)

  5. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Thank you !!! It was easy and relaxing to do …..just create your middle channel with a wide enough bead for multiple passes I usually just use size 6 seed beads one end I make a loop and on the other I add the button then the size 15 seed beads I use as stoppers to hold each element in place :)

  6. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    What stitch do you use to form the base? The result is utterly gorgeous! Definitely a fave!

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  8. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    So beautiful-I can’t even begin to imagine the number of hours you put into this gorgeousness! I could stare at this for days, so many little intricate bits and pieces!

  9. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    S Katollaka Sue all I do is make a channel with a bead that has a large hole I use a stopper bead then just string them on ….one end I make a loop with slightly smaller seed beads then pass back through the entire channel and add a button ….make sure I like the fit then head back through the channel and come out every other bead and add an element …like if it is the flower i will add 3 seed beads the flower the fire polished bead then a size 15 seed bead I will go over the outside of the 15 seed bead and pass back through all the beads reenter the main channel and continue ….the 15 seed beads lock the elements into place …..just pull tight as you work each elememt into your design …hope that helps :)

  10. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Okay, that’s a lot like coraling. Much easier than I expected! Thanks for the guidance!

  11. Tana R
    Tana R says:

    I just went WOW! how’d she do all that, whoa! Dreamy. Glad to see you are keeping this type of beadwork alive!
    It’s quiet something else Kimberly! Gonna show Mom and sisters
    Ditto, Sophiebug

  12. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your technique. I may have to try it someday as your results are stunning. :)

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    I know your directions are great. But, to a novice like me I would have to see it on paper. That is why I a

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    That is why I am blown away. My computer is wacko this morning! I love, LOVE your design. SO BEAUTIFUL!

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