Fall Coupons Are Here: Save on Czech, Zola, Seed Beads, Thread & more! Get the Codes
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

Elemental bracelet

About this design:

Designed by request to use a Raku focal. The elements are represented as yellow/gold--Air, red/orange--Fire, blue/turquoise--Water, and green/brown--Earth. I hand picked the seed beads for the mixes. I think over 38 types were used in this bracelet.

Components:

raku focal (LB), TierraCast 4 to 1 bead bars (LB), Nunn Design antique copper plated grande jump ring (LB), TierraCast 15 x 9mm lobster in antique copper (LB), Weave Got Maille enamelled jump rings from Treasure Mix (LB), copper jump rings, Heavy 2 x 2 sterling silver jump rings, .019 silver satin softflex (LB), Czech, Matubo, and Toho seed beads.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. jdtt
    jdtt says:

    What beautiful blends of seed beads to reflect the four elements – that must have taken a long time to choose, blend, and string. How fitting that the Raku focal also reflects the “Four”. A favorite for me!

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! I love the look representing the four elements. I can’t imagine how long it took just to pick out the beads!!

  3. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful and well thought out like all of your wonderful work.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Beautifully done! The seed bead blends you came up with are perfect. And that raku focal is super!

  5. No Photo
    ClovisakaLois says:

    Well done! Love your elemental bracelet! I made an elemental necklace for a young man friend of my oldest son (kind of a challenge) years ago and wish I had taken a picture of it. It was a design that took a bit of thought, but the inspiration was the challenge.

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a delightful piece. I like the varied mix of colors that must of taken a while to stage prior to stringing. Thanks so much for including the picture of the seeds in the muffin tin–great idea. Love seeing useful ideas that others use while creating.

  7. No Photo
    Fresh Baked says:

    The recipient must be thrilled at the detailed thoughtfulness that went into designing this pretty bracelet!

  8. Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Your mixture of seed beads for your request is so beautiful and right on point. What a beautiful bracelet!

  9. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Very pretty and that focal bead is lovely!

  10. Annao
    Annao says:

    I new this was your work. You make great jewelry. The colors are great.

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.