Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Beaded Bracelet with Snap Closure

Bracelet

I have been experimenting with a new construction method for making beaded bracelets. One using the new method is shown at the left. The beads are weaved together using regular beading cord and then leather tabs with snaps are sewn directly to the ends of bracelet. The large 4mm cube beads used in this project lend themselves nicely to this method of adding the leather end tabs.

In the past I have made these bracelets using a stretchy bead cord and then connecting the ends together to form a closed bangle. You can read about that older style in this earlier blog post.

I used earth tones of black, white, and red clay colored beads in a geometric design. It is sometimes referred to as a modified tipi design. You can find this bracelet for sale in my artfire Sirocco’s Trading Post store.

 

1 comment:

Elew Mompittseh said...

This is really nice Paul :)