Deep Blue Rondelles Bracelet

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Tried every possibility on my camera to capture the deep blue color of the rondelles but I didn’t succeed. I can’t get the color as dark as it really is. I don’t know what it is with the color blue.

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The Bell Rope

After a long period of maintenance on the hard, our boat Rita’s finally back in the water, yippee! We’re floating again. I haven’t had much time to bead but dealt a lot with ropes instead. We needed new sheets for our genua, a new sea bucket, new landlines etc. and all the ropes involved needed to be whipped, tied, spliced and organized in a proper way. Even our bell rope needed replacing.

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The old one lasted for 10 years (thanks again Nan, your presents always seem to inspire me). Our boat’s an old one and has a bronze bell they used in the old days to announce the hours of the day. That kind of bell needs a proper bell rope. I couldn’t find any beginner tutorials on how to make one so I spent a couple of days tying knots and came to this result.

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I much prefer the old one but for a first attempt it’s not so bad. Does anyone know where I can find descriptions on how to make bell ropes?

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Crawler Bracelet

Bracelet in CRAW stitch. Initially I wanted a uninterrupted band of CRAW but it was too stiff, so I had to make a more flexible connection between the segments. One side is a bit different from the other side. In one I used more light gold and less black around the crystal, so it’s a bit more sparkly, like this:Crawler Bracelet SeaBeads Blog P12004010

And the other side is darker with only black and metallic Iris Brown. This is the side I prefer myself but that’s a matter of taste. I made the connection between the segments on the sides so it can bend both ways. And seen from the side it looks continuous.Crawler Bracelet SeaBeads Blog P1200405

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Silver Victoria India Style Bracelet

This is the fourth Victoria bracelet I made, this time with bigger crystals in the middle. I’d like to make a PDF tutorial for this design but it’s not completely developed yet. I’m still perfecting it.

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Balalilac Necklace

Ballalilac Necklace SeaBeads P1200500It all started with the middle large pendant. Because I’m still really busy with the work on our boat, I wanted to buy a simple cork cord to hang it on but couldn’t get it in black. So I decided to bead a cord using herringbone stitch in size 15/0 because it had to be thin. I then added the two smaller elements to make the necklace a bit more substantial. So it ended up being a mega project after all.Ballalilac Necklace SeaBeads P1200479

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Voltas Bracelet 2

Voltas Bracelet 2 SeaBeads Kralen.comBecause we’re working hard to get our boat Rita ready for the next season, I didn’t have time to design a new piece of jewelry. That’s why this week I dug up one I made before (see post 20-04-2015).

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Gentle Julia Necklace

Gentle Julia Necklace SeaBeads P1200279The first row of this necklace is the same as the one from the Julia necklace I posted on the 21st of December 2015. I then added a couple of rows. The end result is a quite delicate and supple collar necklace.

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