Jun 17, 2018

Drea's Bracelet Trio

Happy weekend, everyone! As promised, here are the ingredients used in my trio of bracelets I started working on and had asked for design input on last week...thanks for the suggestions, one and all! These bracelets were made for my sister, myself, and one of our cousins as part of a little family inside joke...I wanted them to be similar but also different, and I think I succeeded!

Each three-wrap bracelet has almost exactly the same patterning, beads, and design. The major change between all three is that I changed the leather and thread colors for each. In the grey version--since this one is for me, personally-- I shortened the patterns in a couple spots and shortened the second wrap of 6/0s considerably because my wrist is much smaller than an average wrist. I also used Little Shadows in Antique Silver instead of Silver Plate, and I switched the 6/0s in the middle wrap.
Another change,  I had to change up my leather tails on the white version, I inadvertently used 1.5mm leather instead of the 1.0 I intended to use, so 6/0s didn't fit on to decorate the tails. I used White C-Lon to make a couple silk wraps around the button hole instead of knots and long tails.  The ingredients list below links to all 1mm leathers despite that I used 1.5 on that one, since it was not intentional!

Click open the photos below to enlarge and see the patterns.

Please note, the ingredients below are enough to net you all three bracelets.

3 Swirl Buttons- Antique Silver
1 Spool 1mm Metallic Pearl Leather with White KO Thread
1 Spool 1mm Metallic Gray Leather with Dark Gray KO Thread
1 Spool 1mm Distressed Violet Leather with Dark Purple KO Thread
1 Tube 8-4247 Duracoat Silver-Lined Dark Lilac
1 Tube 6-576 Dyed Smoky Opal Silver-Lined Alabaster
1 Tube 6-3642 Pearlized Crystal AB PL Mint
1 Tube 6-264 Raspberry Lined Crystal AB
1 Strand Little Shadows- Silver Plate
1 Strand Little Shadows- Antique Silver
1 Strand 4mm Glittery Matte Silver
1 Strand 4mm Aqua Graphite Rainbow
1 Strand 6mm Milky Alexandrite Moon Dust
1 Strand 5mm Czech Rondelles- Lavender Mercury
3 Charms (and Jump Rings if needed)*
1 Tube GS Hypo Cement
1 Pkg Size 10 Beading Needles

*I had these charms custom-made for this gift, but any of our charms that speak to you would be beautiful!
Happy beading!

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