Making jewelry #2: Practice on bracelets and anklets incl. explanation
After the Jewelry making workshop and my many purchases on AliExpress to make jewelry it was time to practice. In this article I show what I made and it is certainly not perfect yet ;-). I also explain how I made the bracelets and anklets. Hopefully I can inspire you :-).
Set 1, dog, pink, white and copper
I made this bracelet with satin cord in the color pink as a base. I put a dog charm in the middle, then I filled both sides of the charm with rocaille beads in various colors. As a closure I chose to do this with the macramé knotting technique (see video with explanation on Youtube).
This bracelet is based on an elastic transparent cord of 0.6 mm. In the middle I started with 5 copper-colored angular beads. I also filled everything with copper-colored 4 mm seed beads and 2 mm white seed beads. Finally, I tied a knot in the cord.
I made this bracelet entirely with the macramé knot technique (see bracelet 1 for an explanation). You can see a small mistake in the middle. I didn't take enough cord. The knot uses a lot of cord. I made a small tassel at the closure.
Loose bracelet, dog, blue, white and gold
Loose bracelet, dog, yellow, orange and gold
This bracelet is actually an almost copy of the previous bracelet. When I gave my girlfriend this bracelet as a gift, she said “how nice, now my daughter will probably be jealous”. As a surprise, I also made one for her daughter in her favorite colors yellow and orange.
Anklet, star, white, mint pink
With the nice weather recently I also enjoyed making an anklet. I cut a piece of clear wire just slightly larger than my ankle. I made a loop on one side and secured it with a crimp bead. Then I strung the 2mm seed bead beads onto the wire. I chose a repeating pattern with a silver bead between the colors.
At the end of the cord I make another loop with a crimp bead. I attached a ring to both loops and attached the silver clasp to them (see photo above). To decorate the anklet a little extra, I attached a tassel and a star charm to the clasp.
Anklet, 3-piece, mint, white and gold
This anklet actually consists of 3 different anklets. All three straps are made with clear thread.
The first strap is made entirely with mint-colored seed beads of 2 mm. The second anklet also has 2 mm seed beads in the colors gold, white and mint. The order is random, but mirrored from the center. The last anklet is again with 2 mm seed beads in the colors mint, white and gold. I placed 7 gold-colored large rectangular beads in the center of the band.
Is making jewelry also something for you?
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