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Tonight's jewelry project

(More accurately, the jewelry project of the past month - I posted a work-in-progress photo on Valentine's Day):

Seed bead cuff with vines, based on "Victorian Ivy Leaf Charm Bracelet" in Art of Seed Beading by Elizabeth Gourley, Jane Davis & Ellen Talbott.

The book project calls for charlottes (size 13 seed beads with a facet), but I used size 11 and size 15 seed beads.



Base before adding leaves


Full bracelet


Detail of loop end


Photo of original design from Art of Seed Beading

Comments

( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
jinian
Mar. 2nd, 2004 11:22 pm (UTC)
I do like the extra contrast they got with the white, but your version draws the eye into figuring out what's going on. It's good.
firecat
Mar. 2nd, 2004 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was too lazy to go buy white beads, so I thought I'd see what happened with a different color scheme. :-)
cyan_blue
Mar. 3rd, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Ooh! I really like the third picture. It gleams...
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! The red beads are silver-lined and they really do gleam.
treacle_well
Mar. 3rd, 2004 04:58 am (UTC)
Beautiful!
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:46 am (UTC)
Thanks!
queensheba
Mar. 3rd, 2004 05:10 am (UTC)
Beautiful! I love ivy.
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! (I have lots in my yard, want me to send you some? ;-)
rowanf
Mar. 3rd, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
Oooh, leaves! That is very cool. Now if can do grape leaves and clusters someday I'd buy it in an instant!
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:47 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I'll keep that in mind...
nex0s
Mar. 3rd, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
i think the whit's a bit distracting, but i love the first two :)

n.
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
The one with white is from the book. So I'm very flattered that you like mine better. Thanks!
kightp
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
Mmm, gorgeous!
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 3rd, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
Love the Bracelet
Firecat love the bracelet. The red on is really going to be pretty, but the Ivy one is outstanding!
Hummingbirdsings
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Love the Bracelet
Thanks! (The red one is the base for the ivy one.)
leandra333
Mar. 3rd, 2004 11:29 am (UTC)
Nice!
firecat
Mar. 3rd, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Feeling like a wet cat today?
angeyja
Mar. 3rd, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Wonderful how that came out.

I may have said when you posted the first that I'm working a dark red/copper/purple sweater right now, and the jewelry that inspired the sweater is a dark red and copper and green piece. Love that combination.
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