Sunday, December 28, 2014

Return to the World of Beads - Flower Jewelry

A few months ago, my husband was diagnosed with cancer.  For the first couple of months, we focused on learning everything we could (he did not want chemo or radiation and I agree).  I have spent most of my time integrating what we learned into our diet.  I was not feeling particularly creative for some time.

A few weeks ago, I attempted to make this Serpentine Bracelet.  What would normally take me an evening to complete ended up taking almost a week.  I could only manage to work on it a little bit at a time.  But, I did like the results.  (I offer the pattern for Serpentine Bracelet (with a clasp instead of the button shown here.)


So, then I thought perhaps trying something simpler and quicker to make might be a better place to start.  After all, something quicker would be more quickly rewarding which might motivate me more.  It worked.  I made one Knot Squared Flower Bracelet (simple square knots with flower beads).  EDIT (30 Dec 14):  I have just listed these kits at my ArtFire Shop.  Find them Here.


I had so much fun making them, I decided to make matching earrings and even figured out how to make matching rings.  The tricky part was connecting the ends to make a near seamless circle.  I am happy with the results.  I hope you agree.







Barring unforeseen circumstances, I hope to get these listed over the next few days.

Edit (30 Dec 14):  Got them listed!  (See above for link).


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