Ice Cubes Bracelet

Slender bracelet (width 1 cm) with glass cubes and very rare copper colored beads. They were in an old necklace I took apart and I’ve never seen them before. They are not bugle beads, they’re shaped differently. Both ends are round. The advantage is that they are not sharp like bugle beads. They give the bracelet an antique look.Ice Cube Bracelet P1190914 - SeaBeads

For the first time I used wire protectors to attach the clasp and I think they are fantastic. I’m working hard to make my jewelry last as long as possible.

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Kazumi Bracelet

For this bracelet I chose a Japanese name, Kazumi, which means beauty.Kazumi Bracelet P1190777At both ends of the bracelet I used the same colors and beads that are in the four round elements so that it, when it’s closed, forms the fifth element.

Kazumi Clasp SeaBeads P1190795

Kazumi scheeps P1190762

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Bracelet “Shards”

Shards Bracelet P1190845 lettersBracelet in CRAW (Cubic Right Angle Weave) with chips of glass in the middle. I had the idea for this bracelet for a long time and finally realized it this week. It was more difficult to make than I thought because of the irregularity of the shards but I’m quite pleased with the end result.Shards Detail Klein P1190853

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Fancy Zipper Bracelet

Fancy Zipper SeaBeads  P1190727It’s the first time I used super duo beads. I got them as a present and had to try them, of course.

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Pip Claire Pendant

Not often I get the chance to wander about in a bead shop that sells quality beads from brands like Toho and Miyuki and Czech glass beads but last month I visited a couple in Holland. I’m very grateful that I can order beads online these days but I can make a much better choice when I can actually see the beads. My eyes fell on the wonderful Pip beads that I used in this pendant which I would never have bought if I hadn’t seen them first.Pip Claire Pendant P1190699lettersI also purchased a couple of Luna Soft cabochons (a cabochon or cab can be used as the centerpiece of a work), one of which I used in the pendant. I had already spotted them on the internet and immediately loved them without seeing them for real. Like Miracle beads they have a fantastic mysterious shine to them. Want more of those, want, want!

As I don’t like the V-shape of necklaces with a pendant, I was looking for a chain that was sturdy enough to carry the pendant but keep a round form at the same time. Then in Portugal I saw the cord that you can see in the picture. It’s made out of cork. There are about 2,200,200 hectares of cork forest worldwide of which 34% is in Portugal. No wonder the Portuguese use it a lot. For instance for making shoes, hats, clothes, bags and belts. It’s an environmentally friendly and versatile product, very strong and lovely to feel and look at.

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Julia Necklace

Julia NecklaceThis is one of the first necklaces I ever made and it was part of a set I made for Christmas.

Christmas Set 2011 P1050830My niece Julia loves it so much that I gave it to her last month. It had a bead and loop clasp which was way too tight so I made the necklace again with a magnetic clasp.

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Beaded Buds Bracelet

Beaded Buds BraceletFantasy bracelet with flower bud shapes. The farfalle beads work really well here.

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