Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting Ready for Fall

Many of you already know that my brother is getting married this fall. As soon as I knew that I was going to be in the wedding party (and before we'd ever talked about things like shoes, jewelry, etc.), I started thinking about possibilities for jewelry. I find it really funny when I meet people who make jewelry and don't actually wear a lot of jewelry themselves. Isn't half of the fun of having jewelry making skills using them to make customized pieces for yourself? Anyway, aside from my recent Renaissance Fair piece, I haven't made jewelry for myself for an event in years. It's way past time.

I don't work with a lot of Swarovski beads, largely because they're expensive, and I would rather purchase larger quantities of more affordable beads. But for some reason, I was really called to them for this piece. They're available in a wide range of colors, including lovely fall shades. So I went ahead and ordered a batch.

I'm planning to make a triple wrap bracelet, kind of along the style of the very popular leather wrapped bracelets but beaded. The colors for the wedding are red and dark blue, so I will most likely figure out a way to work a hint of blue into this piece. I obviously haven't worked out all of the specifics yet, but that's okay. I'm excited to get going on it this next month.

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How are you getting ready for fall?


  1. Great bead pictures! I don't think I've ever seen a bead wrap bracelet. I look forward to seeing this one when it's ready!

  2. Lovely colors for your bracelet. I can't wait to see what you do with the Swarovski beads.

  3. Beautiful color combinations! I still can't believe fall is almost here. Can't wait to see what you make!

  4. Pretty fall colors! I use a lot of Swarovski beads so I have those colors too! :)

  5. Great color combination! The warm colors of fall are so fantastic for jewelry. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

  6. Gorgeous colors! Can't wait to see the finished pieces


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