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Simple Bracelets From Wire And Beads

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

I rarely make jewelry but when I was making my beaded charms last year  I thought I would make a few bracelets just for fun.  I made two bracelets using wire to make my bracelet shape.  I took some wire, any gauge you like is fine as long as you can bend it easily, and formed a circle the size I would need to slip over my wrist. Then I made it a tiny bit bigger to account for wrapping various items around the wire.  Once I got the size I wanted I looped the wire ends together and wrapped them around each other. Then I wrapped the wire with fabric and glued it at the end to finish it off. Then I wrapped fibers, trims and twine around the bracelet adding a bee charm to one of them.  I tied the ends off to secure the trims.  Then, I made a third bracelet simply by stringing some wood beads on a piece of monofilament I cut to the size I needed for my bracelet. I finished that one off with a jewelry clasp. Lastly, I made a fourth bracelet using garment pins. I just added some tiny beads to each garment pin and then hooked them together. I left one garment pin empty of beads to use for the closure.  I love that they are so basic and simple. I probably broke a lot of “jewelry making” rules since I was just “winging it” but I’m ok with that. 🙂

See you soon,

Laurie

Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads
Simple Bracelets From Wire & Beads

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! It seemed like the perfect day to share this heart I made. I took some wire and formed a heart shape then wrapped it with fabric, and fibers.  I also strung some tiny beads on some thin wire and wrapped that around the heart too. I added a large red wood bead at the inner tip of the heart and added a strip of fabric at the top to hang the heart by.  Super easy and fun. I hope you all have a wonderful day today.

Thank you for stopping by,

Laurie

Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day
Beaded Heart – Happy Valentines Day

Fabric Bead Charms

Fabric Bead Charms

Last week I made my first fabric beads.  You can see those in the previous blog post.  Of course I had to use them in some projects. I made some charms and a key chain.  I just love them.  They can hang anywhere. I plan to hang one on my purse.  I also used one of my beads on a long hat pin.  I forgot to take a photo of it but you can see it in the video and the link for the video is below.  I really enjoyed making these and I just love the way the beads I made and the other beads I used look together. I especially love the fibers on the beads I made.  I have a few other projects I am working on where I used my beads and at some point I will show them in a video and/or on my blog post. Until next time have fun creating!

Laurie

You can watch the video HERE.

Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms

Making Fabric Beads

Fabric Beads

A month or two ago a YouTube subscriber asked me if I had a video on making fabric beads.  I did not have a video about it because I had never made any paper or fabric beads before.  She asked if I would mind showing my take on making fabric beads and I said I would. When I had some time, I sat down and started making some fabric beads using scraps from my scrap bin. I found it relaxing and fun to do. Once I had a few beads made I then made some charms with them.  They are so cute.  So, there is now a video on how I make my fabric beads and next week I will share how I made my charms.  A link to the beads video is below.  Use up some of your scraps and make some pretty beads. It’s fun. 🙂

You can watch the video HERE.

Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads
Fabric Beads