Do you like to make the projects from magazines?
Do you follow it exactly?
Do you let your ideas wander and adapt ?
Here we look at what Prue and Jo did with a project from issue 8 of Digital Beading Magazine.
I purchased the aqua beads from a destash market a while ago. They are a really old glass and were from a broken necklace. The mauve beads I’ve had since I started beading and now after creating this bracelet there are just three left. I love the two colours together. It’s heavy because of the old glass beads and feels great on. I played around with the clasp and adjusted the rounds to fit through the loops for the clasp. I have basically followed the pattern but changed the bead selection to create something more like what I wear.
I’ve had these multicolour rondels for a while so when we decided to do this project I had a look through my bead stash and saw these, but there were not enough, luckily I had some smaller ones too, but again not enough. I decided to use the bigger beads in the middle and graduate to the sides, then using some small fire polished beads at the ends to finish it off. I used a plain slide clasp, as I did not have enough beads left to make the beaded loops.
What do you think about our interpretation of this project? It’s fun to see how two different bracelets evolve from one design. It’s good to experiment with a basic pattern and see what happens.
We challenge you to have a go too.