Saturday, August 11, 2012
Mother Daughter Bracelets...
I couldn't help myself. Really I couldn't. I made a bracelet for my daughter for her August birthday and she liked it. Then I realized I left my beads all out on the table and they kept calling to me. Since I had liked her bracelet so much I wanted one for me. I never do the exact same thing twice so I searched through my beads and charms and found some similar but slightly different bits. I set about and in short time had made myself a five strand bracelet with seven charms dangling. I kept this one in the monotone shades of light and added both gold and silver tones as accents.
Here is the finished piece. I adore it. Some bling. Some understated elegance of freshwater pearls and mother of pearl beads and leaves. Some high end Swarovski crystal beads which are my favorite.
No velvet ribbon on this bracelet. I tried a different idea and like it very much. I used one half of a toggle clasp to gather the five strands of beads together. This toggle actually has two loops which I attached the charms to. I use split rings instead of jump rings for the added safety of them not falling off.
I have hearts for love, one little crown for fun and a butterfly for 10,000 happinesses. I must admit I am pretty happy with this bracelet.
Have you tried your hand at making one of these? They are super simple and can be as funky or as simple or as elegant as you wish to make them. Great gift idea as the holidays of giving approach all too quickly.
Our heat wave continues. Mid 90sF is very warm for us. Triple digits all around us just down the hill. No rain and everything is so dry. Trees and bushes are turning brown with lack of water. We keep our landscaped areas well watered but the huge forest trees are really crying out for rain.
I am off to volunteer hostess at my local Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center today. I love meeting people from all over...some close by and others from across the globe...who come here to our little town.
Wonderful weekend and I hope you do something special just for yourself that makes you truly blissful...