A few posts ago was about the necklace I made to go with my yellow and black
dress for the Races. Well today I made the bracelets and earrings (and changed
the necklace slightly).
I believe a bead board is essential when jewellery making. It allows you to lay your design out so you
have an idea what the finished product will look like. That way you can easily
change the layout if you wish. I spend more time fiddling around with the beads
than making the actual piece, I think!
To make bracelets like this is very simple. I use clear beading elastic by
Ribtex from Spotlight.
1. Just lay out your design,
2. Thread onto the elastic (still on the spool so beads don't fall off the end.
I find it easier this way),
3. Measure so it fits your wrist, add or remove beads as needed and cut the
end. Then tie a few very tight knots.
4. There we go; a beautiful bracelet. I made three as I like layering the
bracelets up. I love my bling!