Busy with Beading

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Beaded Bracelet

I didn’t expect how much I will get in to this beading idea. I started shopping for different designs of beads and connections so I was buried in jump rings and pins for last couple of weeks. Internet is full of instructions and projects from small to big pieces of jewelry. Most important is not to get lost and stay truth to your own idea and vision.

My first idea was to make a nice collection of items which are going to match so I can wear them together with original silver or golden pieces which I already have. Firstly I wanted to make a bracelet which is going to match this gorgeous ring which is made of black silver and has meddle eastern design which makes it to look like an antique. It is not easy to find similar beads to make sense out of it.

Old silver jewelryThis is the ring and I wonder if it makes same impression on you like it does on me? I do think it is quite beautiful.

Since I couldn’t find any beads in similar drop of the water shape I had to concentrate on the colors similarity.

I have selected some crystal beads and dark silver colored metal beads.

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Believe me or not but I took at least an hour in the store selecting right type of beads and matching them with the ring.Old silver jewelry

When planning the design you need to take under consideration length of the bracelet so it will not end up to short or to long, so first I have organized beads in different patterns and spaced them out to find my favourite combination with right length and width as I did want this bracelet to be visible on my hand against the ring.

I have started with putting on eye ended pins and closing eyes on the other end. Then I have added jump rings to connect them in between.

Old silver jewelryAfter that I have added dark green beads in between to add this green centre like in the ring.

Old silver jewelryThen I have started adding some white beads to put more blink in to the bracelet and connect with white crystals in the ring.

Old silver jewelryThose small beads were so difficult to make I had to be very careful to not damage them.

I fitted them in between to feel up the gaps. This gives even richer look.

Old silver jewelryOld silver jewelryHow do you like it? Does it look anything like the ring? I do think it matches. Love it, love it a lot!

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It was quote a challenge to narrow from 3 beads width to one in order to put the lock at the end, but I think this has turned up quite well too.

Busy beading weeks are still to come. I have got hang on the tools and connections and twisting those small eye shapes on the end of pins now I can work with my imagination and show you as many of interesting designs as possible. I hope you will like them and I promise to be creative and show something different from what you can find all over the internet.