It all begins with a bad news, the end of 2 bracelets which broke during the week. One had blue stones and those shiny transparent crystals and the other had yet shiny colourful crystals and glittering black ones. The first one had those magnet closure thingy, and i was putting them away, i noticed those curved twisted metal pieces i knew would be great for a bracelet so i fished around for fishing line and started my bracelets!
(oops, too much lighting)
The first i made, with the magnet closure and transparent crystals+ curved twisted metal thingy
Then i wanted something more intricate, and a twisted bracelets would go well with the curved metal pieces.
This one is made with the colourful crystals and a normal clasp + the curved metal thingy
There was not enough of the metals for 4 bracelets, so for the blue and black ones, i had to search for some patterns online that suited my fancy. Then i remembered those bracelets i found which was SO expensive, think it was like Rs300 (MUR) which would be approx. 10USD. I merged patterns (like the points from a beaded star found on craftbits for the border) and created those awesome bracelets!
The first one, showing the front and the back of the bracelet (since i had no more clasps left (only 2 bracelets broke) I made a round ball with the beads themselves, and inserted a white pearly bead inside. (This one came out too long and the bead ball was smaller than the bead ring, which lead to it being loose when closed)
So i made a second one, shorter,with a smaller bead ring. This one has a black bead inside the bead ball.
I had taken some in-progress shots, but since i got MANY unsuccessful tries, in the end, i didn't know which ones were for the successfully finished bracelet.
These 4 bracelets demanded much time, tries and hair-pulling shouts of frustration. I'm glad i did not give up.
Sorry for the bad photos. My camera would not coorperate.
These are my fist bracelets, so please be considerate with me, lol