Beau Dangles

Handcrafted Jewelry — Designed to be Different


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Create 5 Art Challenge — Day 4

My next entry in Art Challenge.

This bracelet is done in triangle stitch with Swarovski crystal pearls and facetted beads from the Czech Republic. Finished with an easy-on, easy-off snap clasp.

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Bead a Crystal Bracelet

Crystal Blue Delight Beading is a lot of fun — and even more so when I can share it with others.

I’m offering one of my most popular classes again on September 11th at the Sundre Public Library. (See my class titled “Crystal Wrap” for details.)

This right angle weave design combines those ever-so-blingy Swarovski crystals with silky smooth Swarovski crystal pearls. The bracelet is finished with an easy-on, easy-off snap clasp — no more fumbling with catches.

You can choose from a wide range of colours so that your bracelet will be uniquely your own. (I’ll also have extra kits available for purchase if you want to make more. But be warned: beading is addictive! 😉 )

The class is limited to 8 students. Please register with the Sundre Public Library (403-638-4000).


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Wrap Your Wrist

It’s bracelets on the bead table this week. I just finished two pieces done in right angle weave (RAW) and cross weaving. Both pieces use the 2-needle technique.

When I made my first 2-needle piece some years ago I was forever tangling threads and needles and generally making a mess. Perseverance paid off. I finally mastered it (more or less).

For some pieces it may not matter whether you use one or two needles. These bracelets, however, depend on keeping an even tension so two needles it is.

Burgundy Wrap

The bracelet is finished with an easy-on/easy-off snap clasp, sometimes called a ball-and-socket or trailer hitch clasp.

A note: If you’re buying these clasps make sure they really are easy to open. I tried some in a bead store and found them extremely difficult. Anyone with arthritic or stiff fingers wouldn’t have been able to open them. Like most things, it’s buyer beware.