Friday, April 27, 2007

Waste Not... Want Not...



I have been making a very conscience effort to make something everyday. I don't want to feel completely overwhelmed for show season this year. (Like I was last year.) So, today I was thinking... "what can I make....what can I make?" I looked around my desk to see what beads I had, when I saw these ones in my Bead Box bowl of beads. I think I have told you before... if you don't buy them up, I am gonna use 'em! It's one of the reasons I don't put beads on "sale"... I can always come up with something to do with them.



So, there I was... sitting at my desk... counting the seconds until my headache would go away (I had a doozie of a headache). I decided the plaid beads needed square accents. I thought of Eni Oken's tutorials that teach you to "frame" beads. I thought... "that'll work!... I'll make a wire wrapped frame and square the frame off to the shape of the nuggets." I made the first link and it took FOREVER!! Okay, not forever, but a good 40mins for one link it just way too long. So you know what I did?



I figured out an alternative way to do all that wrapping!! My way had the bracelet finished in about 30mins. Going from 40mins a link to less then 10mins a link is pretty cool wouldn't you say?!? Look close at the photos... can you see the difference? I think NOT!! I am so thrilled with the results. I love this bracelet. It is called "Framed". I think I might need to write an tutorial of my own for this link :)

5 comments:

Diane said...

That IS a very nice bracelet. Please, please do a tutorial on framing and wire wrapping. I've been trying to teach myself without much luck.

Marcia said...

I love this bracelet design, color, beads! please do a tutorial!Wrapping is not easy to do!

Kerry said...

Alright alright, stop twisting my arm!! I'll do it!! LOL...

Amy said...

Very nice! And yes please on the tutorial. I'm having SUCH a good time with the other tuts you've done. :)

ginger young said...

I agree, I NEED a tutorial on how you did this great bracelet! I'd rather be at the torch than putting jewelry together, but if I must learn, I want to do something really cool such as this.
Thanks in advance!
ginger
P.S.
This bracelet is awesome!