Wednesday, 14 July 2010

What’s On My Desk Wednesday?

Piles and piles of bracelets – the fruit of my Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening labours ……
Pile of wooden bead bracelets
Every one is different.  I have used a Primark multi-stranded wooden bead necklace (£4), two bags of wooden beads from The Range (£1.99 each), and a mixture of bronze and cream coloured pearls that I had already.  They are threaded on transparent plastic elastic thread which costs about £1.75 a reel – and is probably enough to make at least twenty bracelets
beaded bracelets
The larger, more unusual beads come from The Range bags of beads and have proved to be the most popular.
Bracelets
But now all my wooden beads are used up except for a few odds and ends ……. so what’s a girl to do ……………???
Glass beads
………. but start on her collection of glass beads of course!!!! This is a collection gathered from car boot finds, Hobbycrafts and Primark plus odds and ends I’ve had for ages.
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I’ve gone for a very random look, no pattern, just what came to hand first, and I am thrilled with the results.
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I reckon I will get at least fifty from my collection. I intend to give several as end of term gifts and then put the rest away until nearer Christmas.
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Lisa and I are planning on doing a bit of car booting in the summer holiday, but we have agreed to walk on opposite sides of a row and then swap over at the top because we will both be looking for the same things …… especially beads and the sight of two ladies fighting would be unseemly!!
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9 comments:

craftygranny said...

Fab bracelets but i must admit i did laugh at the picture you conjured up of you and lisa fighting at a car boot.lol.

jules said...

wow love the bracelets!!!im not a jewellery person normally but i would buy these!!!!

Alix said...

love the bracelets :0) but no fighting now...its just not *nice* lol

Belle xx said...

These are gorgeous!
I love how they are all completely different
belle xx
ellabellevintage.blogspot.com xx

Lou and Mel said...

These are fantastic - what great gifts!
So much inspirations comes from these blogs - I need to have a go at these too!

Cheryl Winget said...

What a fun post - and great bracelets. I would definitely wear these and be proud to give them as gifts. Thanks for sharing!

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, i think these are really great - now off to rummage through my bead stash!!!

Paula Gale said...

wow - what a lot of beads - i've just been watching jewellery making on C&C - but i bet yours are better value... I recod you should go to different car boots to each other altogether. LOL.

Paula x x x

Sharon said...

Lovely bracelets - can I ask where you get the stretchy plastic from?